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29,334 Coronavirus Cases Recorded in Greece Friday

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Coronavirus cases reached a new high in Greece on Monday, when 7,355 cases were recorded. Credit: Public Domain

Greece announced that a total of 29,334 new Covid-19 cases had been diagnosed around the country on Friday, while 78 people suffering with the coronavirus had passed away over the past 24 hours.

That continues the decrease in cases that has been noted over the last several days. A total of 33,716 Covid-19 cases had been diagnosed on Thursday in Greece.

The number of admissions of new coronavirus patients to Greek hospitals on Friday came to 612, showing a large daily increase of 3.2%. The average seven-day admission was 511 patients.

There had been a total of 70 coronavirus-related deaths in Greece on Thursday; Friday’s total represented an increase of eight.

Meanwhile, there are 631 people on ventilators across Greece on Friday, showing a decrease of eight from the day prior.

85.13% of intubated patients with coronavirus in Greece are unvaccinated

Among intubated patients, officials state that 538 (85.13%) are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 94 (14.87%) are fully vaccinated.

The number of tests performed around the country during the last 24 hours came to 136,447, and the positivity rate is 21.49%, a major increase from yesterday’s 8.02%.

A total of 87 Covid-19 cases were identified after checks at the country’s entrance gates and borders.

The total number of cases as of Friday comes to 1,451,354. Based on the confirmed cases of the last seven days, 447 are considered to be related to travel from abroad and 1,610 are related to an already known case.

A total of 21,263 Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded since the beginning of the pandemic. Almost all of the victims, 95.1%, suffered from underlying disease and / or were age 70 years and older.

On Friday, officials from the EODY stated that 79.6% of all intubated patients have an underlying disease and / or are age 70 years and older.

The median age of death in those who have the coronavirus in Greece is 78 years, showing no change from several days prior.

Moderna CEO: Fourth coronavirus shot will be needed

A fourth shot will be needed as the power of the booster wanes, Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel stated on Thursday while addressing a Goldman Sachs healthcare conference.

His comments were the first such definitive statement by Moderna regarding the need for a fourth shot of the coronavirus vaccines.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Cambridge, Massachusetts pharma firm says that he believes the public will need to get their next booster sometime in the Fall of 2022.

Bancel said that his company is working on a booster shot that is targeted toward fighting the omicron variant of COVID-19, but it will likely not be available anything in the next couple of months.

“I still believe we’re going to need boosters in the fall of ’22 and forward,” Bancel told conference attendees.

Further buttressing the need for the fourth shot, a study out of Israel indicated that a fourth inoculation boosts antibodies a multiple of five times, according to an announcement made by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Tuesday. That country has already started inoculating immunocompromised citizens with a fourth shot.

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