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Greece Records 20,409 Cases of Covid-19

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A total of 20,409 cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Greece. Credit: Greek Reporter

Greece announced that a total of 20,409 new Covid-19 cases had been diagnosed around the country on Thursday, while 80 people suffering with the coronavirus had passed away over the past 24 hours.

There had been a total of 77 coronavirus-related deaths in Greece on Wednesday; Thursday’s total represented an increase of three. A total of 24,246 Covid-19 cases had been diagnosed on Wednesday in Greece.

The number of admissions of new coronavirus patients to Greek hospitals on Thursday came to 587, showing a daily decrease of -10.24%. The average number of admissions over the last seven days was 577 patients.

Meanwhile, there are 664 people on ventilators across Greece on Thursday, showing an decrease of six from the day prior.

83.43% of intubated patients with Covid-19 in Greece are unvaccinated

Among intubated patients, officials state that 554 (83.43%) are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 110 (16.57%) are fully vaccinated.

The number of tests performed around the country during the last 24 hours came to 320,259, and the positivity rate is 6.37%, slightly down from yesterday’s rate of 6.92%.

A total of 50 Covid-19 cases were identified after checks at the country’s entrance gates and borders.

The total number of cases as of Thursday comes to 1,612,869. Based on the confirmed cases of the last seven days, 621 are considered to be related to travel from abroad and 2,336 are related to an already known case.

A total of 21,732 Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded since the beginning of the pandemic. Almost all of the victims, 95%, suffered from underlying disease and / or were age 70 years and older.

On Thursday, officials from the EODY stated that 79.8% 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.

Travel rules for ferries in Greece

In the wake of increased transmission of Covid-19 in the country due to Omicron, Greece has announced new measures for traveling by ferry on Wednesday.

According to the new rules, which apply to ferries on all routes, the unvaccinated must produce a negative PCR test result from within 72 hours of their trip, or a negative rapid test within 48 hours of their trip in order to board the ferry.

They can also prevent a document certifying that they have recovered from the coronavirus within the past 90 days.

All those who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus at least 14 days before traveling are allowed to board.

Travelers over sixty who were vaccinated over six months ago and have not yet received the booster shot must get the third dose before traveling.

Children aged four to 17 can board ferries in Greece with a negative self-test taken 24 hours before their trip.

Once on the ferry, all passengers must wear either two surgical masks or one high-protection mask, like an N95, FFP2, or KN95.

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