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Greece Records 6,929 COVID-19 Cases on Monday

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Greece confirmed 6,926 new COVID-19 infections and 72 deaths associated with the virus in the last 24 hours, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) announced on Monday.

A total of 8,635 cases were recorded in the country the day before on Sunday, and 51 people died with the virus.

In the past 24-hour period, a total of 76,465 PCR and rapid coronavirus tests, a very low number, were conducted across the country. The positivity rate in Greece reached 9% on Monday.

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed a total of 3,180,556 coronavirus infections.

A total of 2,478 COVID-19 cases were recorded in the region of Attica, home to the capital city of Athens, on Monday.

In Thessaloniki, the country’s second-largest city, 748 infections were diagnosed in the past 24 hours.

359 people with COVID-19 on ventilators in Greece

The 72 deaths associated with the coronavirus recorded in the last 24 hours bring the total number of people who have died from the virus in Greece to 28,205. Of those who have passed away, 95.4 percent had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or over.

A total of 359 coronavirus patients are on ventilators in hospitals on Monday, and 357 people were undergoing the treatment the day before.

The median age of intubated patients is 70, and 91.9 percent have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over. Of the total, 203 (56.55%) are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 156 (43.45%) are fully vaccinated.

A total of 4,439 patients have been discharged from ICUs in Greece since the pandemic began.

In addition, 313 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 seven days was 352.

The median age of those with new infections is 36 years while the median age of the deceased is 79.

Greece offers second booster shot

Greece will offer a second COVID-19 booster dose for people aged 60 and above at least four months after the previous shot.

At a briefing, the head of Greece’s National Vaccination Committee, Maria Theodoridou, said that people who have completed their inoculation with a booster shot can get a second booster shot four months after the last one. Only Pfizer or Moderna vaccines are available for this, she noted.

Primary Care Health Secretary-General Marios Themistocleous said that the platform for the 4th-dose appointments opened on Thursday, April 7th beginning with those aged 80 and above and will roll out weekly with the lower age groups.

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