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Over 2 Million Greeks Now Fully Vaccinated Against Covid-19

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Greeks aged 30-39 are now eligible for vaccinations. Credit: Greek Ministry of Health

Over 2.2 million Greeks have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as of Friday.

In total, nearly 6 million doses of the vaccine have been distributed in the country, including first and second shots.

Accounting for those who have received the two-dose series, like AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and Moderna, as well as those who have received the one-dose Johnson and Johnson shot, a total of 2,204,220 Greeks have now been totally vaccinated against the coronavirus.

In addition, over half a million inoculation appointments have been made for the upcoming week of June 7 to June 13. Of the 685,817 total appointments made, 277,388 are for the first dose of the vaccine, and 408,429 are for the second.

Majority of Greeks interested in receiving Covid-19 vaccine

Greece aims to have around 50% of its total population completely vaccinated by the end of June. So far, approximately 20% of Greeks are fully inoculated against Covid-19.

According to a survey conducted by the Greek think tank DiaNEOsis, people in Greece are largely optimistic about the vaccine rollout in the country.

A total of 57.2% believe that the government’s efforts to vaccinate the public and re-open the country are the right way to move on from the pandemic.

A whopping 97.8% of people in Greece were happy with the process of obtaining the COVID-19 vaccine. Only 4.8% of those surveyed said they are not interested in getting the vaccine.

Greece records 1,112 new cases, 34 deaths

Greece recorded 1,112 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, which marks 127 fewer instances of the virus than the 1,239 cases recorded on Thursday.

Just six of Friday’s total cases was identified during routine Covid-19 testing of tourists at the country’s borders.

Additionally, there are 445 patients with Covid-19 on ventilators on Friday, which is 31 fewer than the 476 patients undergoing the invasive treatment in the country yesterday, Thursday.

Tragically, 34 people suffering from the coronavirus passed away in the country over the past 24-hour period, which represents five fewer than those who died with the virus on Thursday.

590 cases of Covid-19 diagnosed in Attica alone; 103 in Thessaloniki

Of the 1,112 new coronavirus cases recorded in Greece in the past 24 hours, 564 were located in Attica, home to the Greek capital city of Athens.

Instances of the virus were particularly high in the center of the city itself, where 167 cases of Covid-19 were identified Friday.

Tests showed that in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, a total of 103 cases of Covid-19 had been diagnosed in the last 24 hours.

Over 400,000 total coronavirus cases in Greece

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 407,857 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, just 35 are associated with foreign travel and 1,823 have been linked to contact with a known case.

Of the 445 patients intubated currently, 87.2% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions. Their average age is 67.

On Friday alone, 145 people with the coronavirus were admitted to hospitals in Greece.

Additionally, a total of 2,491 patients have been discharged from ICUs around the country since the beginning of the pandemic.

The 34 new deaths recorded on Friday bring the total number of fatalities in the country to 12,218; 95.1% of those who have passed away with the virus were over the age of 70 or suffered from underlying health issues.

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