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New Coronavirus Cases in Greece Almost Halved on Sunday

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Coronavirus cases in Greece have reached a record-breaking low for the past few months. Credit: Greek Reporter

Greece’s  new coronavirus cases number 248 on Sunday, which marks 146 fewer instances of the virus than the 394 cases that had been recorded on Saturday.

Coronavirus figures in Greece decrease

The low COVID-19 figures have brought the lifting of restrictions for Greek citizens, including a recent announcement that the mask mandate for outdoor spaces may be lifted in the coming weeks.

The number of intubated patients is slowly but steadily declining, with 296 patients in ICU. This number is five fewer that those who were in the ICU yesterday, Saturday. Meanwhile,  the number of new deaths is 14, which is six fewer than the 20 people who tragically passed away Saturday.

According to the National Public Health Organization (EODY), seven of the 248 cases in the past 24 hours were identified after checks at the country’s borders.

The total number of cases is 418,342 (daily change + 0.1 percent), of which 51.2 percent are men. Based on the confirmed cases of the last seven days, 31 are considered to be related to travel from abroad and 900 are related to an already known case.

The total number of dead from COVID-19 has reached 12,548, of which 95.2 percent had an underlying disease and / or were over 70 years old.

The number of patients treated by intubation is 296 (64.9 percent men). Their median age is 67 years; 84.5 percent have an underlying disease and / or are over 70 years old. From the beginning of the pandemic, 2,611 people have been discharged from the ICU.

The average daily admissions to the ICU from the past seven-day period is 68 patients. The median age of cases is 43 years, with a range 0.2 to 106 years, while the median age of death is 78 years with a range 0.2 to 106 years.

Greek government considers granting privileges to vaccinated peoples

The Greek government is considering a series of privileges for Greeks who are fully inoculated against COVID-19, a SKAI television report said last week on Saturday.

Even though vaccination is not obligatory, there are considerations for those who have been vaccinated.

The “privileges” for inoculated Greeks on the table include unrestricted admission to concerts, theatres, stadiums, leading gradually to pre-COVID-19 normality.

Specifically, those vaccinated will be able to attend mass entertainment events such as theatrical performances, concerts, movie screenings, stadiums and nightclubs.

Discussions for the formalization of the above is in full swing. However, the date of application will depend on when vaccination will be available and accessible to all ages, which is expected to be soon.

According to the same report, the lifting of restrictions for vaccinated people will mean that wearing a mask will not be obligatory.

Greece’s coronavirus cases have been continually decreasing, likely due to the uptick in vaccinations recently. Sunday’s cases are the lowest they have been in months, painting an encouraging picture for this year’s Greek summer.

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