Greece confirmed 19,075 new Covid-19 infections and 111 deaths associated with the virus in the last 24 hours, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Monday.
A total of 12,108 cases were recorded in the country the day before, Sunday, and 84 people died with the virus.
Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 1,812,384 Covid-19 infections. Of the cases recorded in the last 7 days, 416 infections are related to travel from abroad and 2,079 to other confirmed cases.
The 111 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours bring the total number of people who have died with the virus in Greece to 22,748. Of those who passed away, 95 percent had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or over.
The death rate per million in Greece, which is higher than most European countries and even the US, has caused major concern in the country.
Covid-19 vaccination centers closed in Greece due to heavy snowfall
A total of 655 coronavirus patients are on ventilators in hospitals on Monday, compared to the 679 undergoing the treatment the day before.
Their median age is 66 and 82 percent have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over. Of the total, 520 (79.39%) are unvaccinated or partly vaccinated and 135 (20.61%) are fully vaccinated. Another 3,980 patients have been discharged from ICUs in Greece since the pandemic began.
In addition, 465 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospitals in the last 24 hours. The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 490.
The median age of those with new infections is 35 years, while the median age of the deceased is 78.
The heavy snowfall across Greece has caused traffic jams, school closures, and even prevented some from receiving their vaccines.
The health ministry announced that COVID-19 vaccination centers in the wider Athens region of Attica and on the nearby island of Evia would shut at 3 p.m. Monday and would remain closed on Tuesday because of the heavy snowfall. Appointments that had been arranged for Monday afternoon and for Tuesday would be rescheduled.
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