A total of 585 new cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in Greece over the past 24 hours, and 288 people are now intubated in the country’s ICUs, while 28 new deaths occurred in those with the coronavirus in the last day.
This shows a disturbing increase in the number of new cases, as 509 were diagnosed yesterday, Thursday, when a total of 25 deaths occurred. There were more people intubated yesterday, however, numbering 293, so today’s figures show a slight improvement in that area.
The Greek health authorities announced on Friday that the total number of deaths in the country from all those who have died with COVID-19 has now reached 5,598.
The EODY stated that only seven new coronavirus cases were identified after checks at the country’s gateways over the last day. The total number of cases, including all those who have recovered from the disease, is now 151,041, of which 52.1% are male.
During the tracking it was found that 5,822 (3.9%) of the total cases are considered related to travel from abroad and 46,487 (63.7%) are related to an already known case.
The median age of all those who are currently undergoing intubation is 68 years. Just over two hundred, or 70.1%, of the intubated patients are male. Fully 86.5% of intubated patients suffer from an underlying disease or are aged 70 years and older.
A total of 1,059 patients have been discharged from Greek ICUs since the beginning of the pandemic.
The 5,598 total coronavirus-related deaths in the country include 3,302 victims (59.0%) who were male. The median age of all Greek citizens who succumbed with the disease was 79 years and 95.4% had an underlying disease and/or were age 70 and over.
Vaccination appointments for those aged 80-84 to open Friday
On a more hopeful note, 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 6:00 PM.
Those looking to receive the inoculation can make their appointment for the shot at pharmacies, KEP offices, or through Greece’s special website, here.
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 now been vaccinated.