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Covid-19 Cases Remain Low in Greece on Monday

Th number of new Covid-19 cases remains low in Greece. Credit: Greek Reporter

Greece recorded 472 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, which marks 175 more instances of the virus than the 297 cases recorded on Sunday.

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

Currently, there are 353 patients with the coronavirus on ventilators in Greece, which is five fewer than the number of patients undergoing the invasive treatment in the country yesterday, Sunday.

Tragically, 18 people suffering from the coronavirus passed away in the country over the past 24-hour period, which represents one more than those who died with the virus on Sunday.

EU finalizes Vaccine Certificate

The Presidents of the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission made the EU Digital vaccine certificate official, marking the end of the legislative process and ensuring that inter country travel on the continent would be made as effortless as possible.

The idea of a vaccine certificate, also referred to as the Green Passport, was originally put forward by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in January of this year, as a way to get ahead of the Summer tourism season and assure the nation that opening up the country to travelers once again would be safe.

All Europeans already have the right to move freely inside the continent, even without the new certificate, but the new document greatly enhances travel, precluding quarantines for hose who are vaccinated or who can show that they are free from the virus.

The EU Digital vaccine Certificate is now available on paper or digitally for all EU citizens free of charge. It is completely secure and contains a unique QR code for each individual.

Under the regulation, member states must refrain from imposing any additional travel restrictions on the holders of an EU Digital Covid Certificate, unless they are necessary and proportionate to safeguard public health.

As an additional way to support individual nations of the EU, the Commission agreed to make available €100 million under the Emergency Support Instrument to implement all necessary testing of travelers.

The vaccine certificate regulation will be in effect as of July 1, 2021 for the duration of one year.

200 cases of Covid-19 diagnosed in Attica alone; 48 in Thessaloniki

Of the 472 new coronavirus cases recorded in Greece in the past 24 hours, 200 were located in Attica, home to the Greek capital city of Athens.

In the center of Athens, a total of 47 cases of Covid-19 were identified Monday.

Tests showed that in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, a total of 48 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 415,401 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 29 are associated with foreign travel and 1,081 have been linked to contact with a known case.

Of the 353 patients intubated currently, 87.3% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions. Their average age is 67.

On Monday alone, 106 people with the coronavirus were admitted to hospitals in Greece.

Additionally, a total of 2,563 patients have been discharged from ICUs around the country since the beginning of the pandemic.

The 18 new deaths recorded on Monday bring the total number of fatalities in the country to 12,443; 95.2% 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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