Greece’s health authorities announced on Tuesday 4,206 coronavirus cases and 16 Covid-related deaths in the last 24hours. The number of intubated Covid-patients in hospitals Intensive Care Units increased further to 258.
The increase in daily infections is usual after a relative decrease over the weekends, however, the spike in touristic destinations, islands and Crete, is alarming.
State media speak of pressure on the Greek health care system. 15 out of 16 ICU beds in PAGNI hospital in Heraklio, Crete, are occupied, state broadcaster ERT reported on Tuesday evening.
A nurse at a public hospital in Crete submitted a fake “positive” Covid-19 with the purpose to avoid the mandatory vaccination. Authorities ordered an internal investigation.
Of the 5,850,750 vaccinated citizens (56,1% of population with at least one dose):
326,361 Partially vaccinated
5,524,389 Fully vaccinated (53%)
Vaccinations tracker per region here.
Official coronavirus data, August 17
Tests in the last 24 hours: PCR 19,904 Rapid tests 86,235
Positivity of PCR & Rapid: 3.96%
blue: tests red: positivity