On Thursday, health authorities announced that the number of infections in Greece continued to rise, reaching 2,107 in the past 24 hours. Another 10 Covid patients have died, and the number of intubated Covid patients in hospital intensive care units has dropped to 153.
Information from the briefing
At a briefing on Thursday, health experts said the average age of those infected had dropped to 23, “giving a decline of nearly ten years in a week.”
Most of the newly infected are in the 15-24 age group, while there has been a slight increase in the 35-55 age group. And in the age group over 65 years old, no change.
The rolling average of infections reached 1,081 out of 442 in the previous week. Health experts attributed the rise in infections to the weakening of protective measures and the spread of the Delta variant of Covid-19, as well as nightlife. The positivity rate (R) increased to 2.46%. In areas with an increased epidemiological burden, this figure is much higher. According to Professor Vana Papaevangelou, there are 9,000 active cases in Greece today, adding that in Attica, the number of active cases exceeds 4,000, and the average age of those infected is 24 years. She stressed that Attica, the northern Aegean islands and Crete are at the center of the pandemic.
Admission to the hospital is 48 people per day. Every third patient is between 25 and 55 years old, and every tenth is under 24 years old.
Papaevangelu added that there does not appear to be any pressure on the public health system, mainly because vaccinations have created a significant protective shield.
To and from the islands with Rapid Tests
Despite relevant leaks to the press earlier today, the authorities did not announce any new measures, such as “mandatory rapid tests” for those returning from the islands. How could they have implemented such a measure, if many, if not most of the Greek islands do not have the infrastructure for such checks, and the government did nothing in this direction before the summer holidays of Greeks and tourists.
Updates based on testing from May 1 to July 2, 2021.
Data as of July 7, 2021:
Out of 5,120,640 vaccinated citizens (49.1% of the population who received at least one dose): 1,014,987 Partially vaccinated 4,105,653 Fully vaccinated (39.4%)
Tracking vaccinations by region here …
Official data on coronavirus, July 8
Tests in the last 24 hours: PCR 13 433 quick tests 51578
PCR and Rapid positivity: 3.24% ↑ blue: tests red: positive
Rt: 0.8 from 0.81 last week. The authorities have not yet published an updated version of Rt.
Since the start of the pandemic, 433,021 infections have been confirmed in Greece (daily change: + 0.5%). In the confirmed cases in the past 7 days, 146 cases of infection are associated with travel from abroad, and 1,769 with other confirmed cases.
Moving Average: 1274 (481 in the previous week)
51.2% of those infected are men.
Over the past 24 hours, 10 deaths were registered, the total number of victims of the pandemic was 12,773 people. Of these, 95.5% had an underlying disease and / or were at the age of 70.
Only 153 patients with Covid – out of 159 a day earlier – are on mechanical ventilation in hospitals. Their average age is 66 years. 68% are men. 88.2% have an underlying medical condition and / or are 70 years of age or older.
Since the start of the pandemic, 2,720 patients have been discharged from intensive care units.
68 Covid-19 patients were hospitalized in the last 24 hours (daily change: + 15.25%). The average number of hospitalized patients with Covid-19 over the past 7 days was 49.
The median age of new infections is 43 years (range: 0.2 to 106 years), and the median age of deaths is 78 years (range: 0.2 to 106 years).
Geographic spread on July 8
Epidemiological load on territorial units: last 7 days – number of infections per 100,000 population.
Of the 2107 new cases, 6 were detected entering the country and 15 among travelers already in the country.
1115 Attica 74 Thessaloniki 119 Heraklion 89 Rethymno 79 Ioannina 42 Larisa 40 Magnesia 37 Achaia Po 24 Ilya, Karditsa Po 20 Evia, Messinia 19 Mykonos, 18 Kozani 17 Aitoloakarnania 16 Grevena Po 15 Corfu, Lasithi 13 Phthiotida 10 Rhodes Po 8 Kos, Tira Po 7 Paros, Serres, Chios. For 6 Lesvos, Pella, Preveza For 5 Imathia, Kilkis, Corinth For 4 Argolis, Viotia, Naxos, Trikala, Halkidiki For 3 Arcadia, Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Pieria, Phocis
2 dramas each, Thesprotia, Kavala, Kastoria Po 1 Kalymnos, Andros, Milos, Syros, Lakonia, Lefkada, Sporades 138 under study of the Coronavirus Infection Map for comparison Covid map of Greece with confirmed infections in the last 14 days, based on permanent or temporary residence … EODY Daily Report official data in Greek here.