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COVID-19: Greece Records 37,676 New Infections on Saturday

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Vaccination Center: Credit: National Public Health Organization (EODY)

The daily COVID-19 infections in Greece amounted to 37,676, while 65 people lost their lives and 634 remain intubated, according to the National Public Health Organization (EODY).

Among the intubated patients, 544 (85.8 percent) are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and 90 (14.2 percent) are fully vaccinated.

The number of admissions of new COVID-19 patients to the country’s hospitals is 522 (daily change -14.71 percent).

The official EODY announcement

The new laboratory-confirmed cases of the disease recorded in the last 24 hours are 37,676, of which 93 were identified after checks at the country’s gates.

The total number of cases (since the beginning of the pandemic) amounts to 1,489,024 (daily change + 2.6 percent), of which 50.0 percent are men.

Based on the confirmed cases of the last seven days, 524 are considered to be related to travel from abroad and 1,814 are related to an already known case.

The number of deaths of patients with COVID-19 in Greece is 65, while since the beginning of the epidemic a total of 21,328 deaths have been recorded, while 95.1 percent of the deceased had an underlying disease and / or were age 70 years and older.

The number of patients treated by intubation is 634 (59.0 percent men). Their median age is 64 years. Of them, 79.8 percent have an underlying disease and / or are age 70 years and older.

Among the intubated patients, 544 (85.8 percent) are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and 90 (14.2 percent) are fully vaccinated. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,820 patients have been discharged from ICU.

The number of admissions of new COVID-19 patients to hospitals in Greece is 522 (daily change -14.71 percent). The average seven-day admission is 522 patients.

The median age of cases is 36 years (range 0.2 to 106 years), while the median age of the dead is 78 years (range 0.2 to 106 years).

Schools open on Monday with mandatory self-tests

Schools will open on Monday after the Christmas and New Year holidays with three mandatory self-tests for students. Self-tests for students and teachers are free.

Three self-tests will be required for the first week of opening, while two tests will be needed for the following weeks, as before the Christmas holidays.

Government sources assure that there is a sufficient stock of self-tests against COVID-19 in pharmacies across Greece, after shortages have been reported.

According to health authorities, by Friday night, more than 6 million tests had been distributed to 1,287,000 beneficiaries, i.e. three out of four eligible students and teachers have been given the free self-tests.

Due to the high demand, however, shortages appeared on late Friday and Saturday. Health authorities said that an additional 1 million self-tests would be distributed to pharmacies on Saturday.

Free PCR tests on Sunday

To battle the COVID-19 spread in Greece, EODY announced that free PCR tests against COVID-19 will be conducted in 37 locations across the country on Sunday.

There will be three locations in the Attica region and 34 more in cities and towns across Greece.

 

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