A total of 698 cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in Greece on Monday, 36 more than the 662 cases that were recorded in the country just one day earlier, on Sunday, but far fewer than the 1,000+ that had been reported in the past two weeks, during the worst of the most recent wave of the pandemic.
Nearly half of the 698 cases diagnosed in Greece were found in Attica, where a total of 328 instances of the coronavirus were identified.
Athens, Greece’s capital and largest city, is located in Attica.
Transmission of the virus has been particularly high in the center of Athens for weeks, where 93 cases of the virus were identified on Monday.
In Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, a total of 56 cases of Covid-19 were identified in the last 24 hours.
Tragically, 26 people with the coronavirus passed away in the country over the past 24-hour period, which is three more than those recorded yesterday.
Currently, 299 patients with Covid-19 are now intubated in Greece, two fewer than those who were intubated in the country on Sunday.
Record 25,000 People Vaccinated in Greece Monday
Despite snow and frigid temperatures across the country, a record 25,000 Greeks received the coronavirus vaccine on Monday.
This is a record for the most inoculations accomplished in the country over a 24-hour period.
Greece received its first shipment of the long-awaited vaccine just after Christmas.
So far, over 550,000 people in the country have already been vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Greece’s two largest vaccination centers, located in the Athenian suburb of Marousi, and in Thessaloniki, began operations today.
Officials expect that over 5,500 inoculations will take place at the two centers each day.
Currently, appointments to receive the free vaccine are open to all healthcare workers, as well as those aged 60 to 64, and those over the age of 75.
Total 172,824 Covid-19 cases diagnosed in Greece
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total 172,824 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the country, including all those who have recovered from the virus.
Of the cases diagnosed in Greece in the past seven days, 58 are associated with foreign travel and 2287 have been linked to contact with a known case.
Of the 299 patients intubated currently, 87.3% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions, and their median age is 70.
Additionally, a total of 1,224 patients have been discharged from ICUs around the country since the beginning of the pandemic.
The 26 new deaths recorded on Monday bring the total number of fatalities in the country to 6,152.
The median age of those who passed away with Covid-19 is 79, and 95.6% of them were over the age of 70 or suffered from underlying health issues.