A total of 509 Covid-19 cases were diagnosed in Greece on Thursday, seven fewer than the 516 cases that were recorded in the country one day earlier, on Wednesday.
Tragically, 25 people with the virus passed away in the country over the past 24 hour period, which is just two fewer than those recorded yesterday.
Currently, 293 patients with Covid-19 are now intubated in Greece, seven fewer than those who were intubated in the country on Wednesday.
A large portion of Thursday’s cases were diagnosed in the areas surrounding Greece’s two largest urban centers — Athens and Thessaloniki.
In Attica, home to the capital city of Athens, there were 234 cases, 64 of which were diagnosed in the center of Athens. A total of 58 new cases were recorded in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city.
Total 150,479 Cases of Covid-19 Diagnosed in Greece
In total, 150,479, cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the country since the beginning of the pandemic, including all those who have recovered from the virus.
Of this total, 5,813 are associated with foreign travel, and 46,236 are associated with contact with a known case.
Of the 293 patients intubated currently, 85.7% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions. Their median age is 68, and 205 of the patients are male.
Additionally, a total of 1,050 patients have been discharged from ICUs around the country since the beginning of the pandemic.
The 25 new deaths recorded on Thursday bring the total number of fatalities in the country to 5,570. Of all those who lost their lives after suffering from the virus, a total of 3,286 have been male.
The median age of those who passed away with Covid-19 is 79, and 95.4% of them were over the age of 70 or suffered from underlying health issues.
Vaccination appointments for those aged 80-84 to open Friday
Greek Minister of Health Vasilis Kikilias announced on Thursday that appointments to receive the coronavirus vaccine for those aged 80 to 84 will open on Friday at 6:00PM.
Those looking to receive the inoculation can make their appointment for the shot at pharmacies, KEP offices, or through Greece’s special website.
Greece has received a staggering 400,000 requests for vaccine appointments from Greeks looking to get their first or second dose of the shot.
Since the country began inoculating its population in late December, starting with healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities, a total of 123,077 people, or 1,13% of the population, have been vaccinated.
Greece only “green” area on European coronavirus map
Greece remains the only “green” country on the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control’s (ECDC) coronavirus map showing each European country’s Covid-19 infection status.
The ECDC releases a series of maps each Thursday that indicate the epidemiological circumstances across Europe, based on data for the 14 days up to midnight on Tuesday of each week.
According to its most comprehensive map, which combines coronavirus positivity, testing, and notification rates, Greece remains the only European country with any green zones whatsoever.
In the map, the whole country is currently yellow, indicating a moderate risk, except for the region of Epirus and the Ionian, Cyclades and Dodecanese archipelagos, which are green.
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