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Coronavirus deaths spike to 30 as intubations rise to 296; distribution of 3,625 cases

After more than two months Covid-related deaths spiked to 30 in the last 24 hours as the number of intubated patients keeps increasing the the last few weeks. Greece’s health authorities announced on Friday 3,625 new coronavirus cases. The number of intubated Covid-patients in hospitals Intensive Care Units increased further to 296.

The number of regional units with infections in 3-digits increased to nine.

As the schools reopen in some three weeks and holidaymakers return to their homes, health experts appeal to citizens to get vaccination against Covid-19 and to get tested upon return from summer vacations.


Stand: August 19, 2021:

Of the 5,883,351 vaccinated citizens (56,4% of population with at least one dose):

303,499 Partially vaccinated

5,579,852 Fully vaccinated (53.5%)

Vaccinations tracker per region here.

Official coronavirus data, August 20

Tests in the last 24 hours: PCR 15,531 Rapid tests 101,317

Positivity of PCR & Rapid: 3.1%

blue: tests red: positivity

Rt: 1.09 from 1.09 last week.

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 554,055 infections (daily change: +0.7%). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 129 infections are related to travel abroad and 1578 to other confirmed cases.

Rolling average: 3132 (3138 previous week)

51.2% of the infected are men.

There are 30 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, the total of pandemic victims to 13,328. Of these, 95.1% had an underlying condition and/or were 70 years old.

Light blue: intubations pink: deaths

A total of 296 Covid-patients – from 286 a day earlier – are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 64 years. 61.1% are men. 83.4% have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or more.

According to EODY, intubated Covid-patients based on age group are:

  • 0-17 1

  • 18-39: 13

  • 40-64: 140

  • 65+ : 142

2,904 patients have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

267 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change: -3.26%). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 253.

Red: admissions Green: discharges

The median age of new infections is 40 years (range: 0.2 to 106 years), while the median age of the deceased is 78 (range: 0.2 to 106 years).

Geographic distribution August 20

Regional units epidemiological load: last 7 days – infections per 100,000 population.

Of the 3625 new cases, 16 were detected at the entrance gates of the country and 5 among travelers already in the country.

The remaining cases are:

768 Attica

376 Thessaloniki

138 Heraklio

133 Ilia

132 Achaia

124 Messinia

112 Rhodes

106 Chania

102 Kavala

92 Kozani

Each 86 Evia, Larissa

73 Corfu

65 Rethymno

Each 64 Aitoloakarnania, Evros

43 Corinth 42 Pieria

Each 40 Argolida, Halkidiki

Each 38 Ioannina, Lesvos

36 Fthiotida 35 Naxos 34 Magnisia

Each 31 Lasithi, Preveza

30 Pella 29 Serres

Each 27 Mykonos, Lakonia, Trikala

Each 26 Viotia, Imathia

22 Sporades 20 Kalymnos

Each 19 Thesprotia, Florina

Each 16 Arta, Drama

15 Xanthi

Each 12 Arcadia, Kastoria, Lefkada

11 Thira

Each 10 Ikaria, Kilkis, Chios

Each 9 Grevena, Kos

Each 8 Zakynthos, KArditsa, Syros, Paros

Each 7 Rodopi, Samos, Fokida

Each 6 Kefalonia, Andros

Each 4 Evrytania, Milos, Limnos

Each 3 Thassos

Each 1 Karpathos/Kasos, Ithaki, Tinos

178 under investigation

Greece’s Covid-map of confirmed infections in the last 14 days, based on permanent or temporary residence.

Official data by EODY Daily Report in Greek here.

More information on coronavirus in Greece here.


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