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27,766 Covid-19 Cases Recorded in Greece Monday

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Greece announced that a total of 27,766 new Covid-19 cases had been diagnosed around the country on Monday. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/ Public domain

Greece announced that a total of 27,766 new Covid-19 cases had been diagnosed around the country on Monday, while 85 people suffering with the coronavirus had passed away over the past 24 hours.

This figure does not include the over 15,000 cases of the virus found after the testing of students on the first day of school, Monday, however.

A total of 18,592 Covid-19 cases had been diagnosed on Sunday in Greece.

The number of admissions of new coronavirus patients to Greek hospitals on Monday came to 536, showing a significant daily increase of 15.19%. The average number of admissions over the last seven days was 570 patients.

There had been a total of 66 coronavirus-related deaths in Greece on Sunday; Monday’s total represented an increase of 19.

Meanwhile, there are 654 people on ventilators across Greece on Monday, showing an increase of 12 from the day prior.

83.33% of intubated patients with Covid-19 in Greece are unvaccinated

Among intubated patients, officials state that 545 (83.33%) are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 109 (16.67%) are fully vaccinated.

The number of tests performed around the country during the last 24 hours came to 130,443, and the positivity rate is 21%.

A total of 85 Covid-19 cases were identified after checks at the country’s entrance gates and borders.

The total number of cases as of Monday comes to 1,535,382. Based on the confirmed cases of the last seven days, 610 are considered to be related to travel from abroad and 1,727 are related to an already known case.

A total of 21,479 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 Monday, officials from the EODY stated that 80.6% 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.

High prevalence of Omicron in Greece

As the Omicron COVID-19 variant spreads wildly across the globe, Greece is among three countries with a higher prevalence than the U.S. and the U.K.

The Omicron variant is now dominant in Greece, Ireland and Denmark, whereas that was the case in the United States and the United Kingdom in the past 28 days based on data from Johns Hopkins University, CNBC reports.

In the past week, Greece reached a daily record of over 50,000 cases of COVID-19, with the total number almost 1.5 million since the beginning of the pandemic.

Greece recorded a rolling 7-day average of 3,468 cases per million people in the week ending January 6.

On Tuesday, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) reported a record 50,126 new daily cases and 61 deaths. By Friday, the figure had declined slightly, and the same on Saturday.

Currently, about 67 percent of the population is fully vaccinated, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

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