Greek authorities announced 28 new coronavirus cases on Friday, of which 50% concerned incoming tourists.
Despite the opening of “tourism” to foreigners, authorities are still optimistic about tackling the coronavirus pandemic.
On Thursday, the same number of infections was announced, while on Wednesday, the number was 23.
Although the number of new cases is double-digit, it remains low, which is optimistic.
The case of Karpathos
However, the most important thing is to track the contacts of the cases, in order to avoid any possibility of spreading the virus, especially at the local level.
In Karpathos, a 74-year-old Greek-American was diagnosed with COVID-19. It immediately sounded the alarm, with the elderly man’s contacts being isolated and the local population being tested. As a result, three more cases were identified on the Dodecanese island, including the 74-year-old’s wife.
Concern for Xanthi
At the same time, of course, there is concern about Xanthi, where new cases are confirmed everyday and the local Muslim population are claiming racism as certain restrictions are made in the area.
Currently, Thrace has the largest proportion of cases per capita, followed by the regional unit of Kastoria, Kozani, Larissa and Argolida, which have more than 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
The report so far
It is worth noting that the number of cases so far, since the beginning of the pandemic, currently stands at 3,486, of which 54.8% are men. 22.9% are considered travel-related and 55.1% are associated with an already known case.
At the same time, eight patients are being treated in Intensive Care Units. Of these, 50% are women, while 87.5% have an underlying disease or are over 70 years old.
As for fatalities, no new deaths have been reported since Monday, bringing the total to 192. Of those who died at the age of 76, 31.8% were women and 95.8% had an underlying condition or were over 70 years old.