Greece covid-19 cases remain high

Greece covid-19 cases remain high
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The rate of daily deaths and patients intubated remains high in Greece, despite the fifth week of lockdown.

The country is currently in lockdown 2.0 which is scheduled to end on January 7, 2021. Schools, courts, restaurants, bars, cafes, entertainment, sports are among those that will closed until that date.

Latest covid-19 numbers in Greece

Greece recorded 1,677 new cases of COVID-19 in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

This raises the total number of cases to 119,720.

Five hundred and seventy-eight individuals are in ICU. 

A total of 575 patients have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece.

The country’s pandemic death toll stands at 3,289. 883 Covid-patient have died since December 1, an average of 98 people per day.

Health experts warn that an increase in Covid-19 cases between ages 40 to 64 is a key concern.

Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias warned that despite the five weeks of lockdown, the infection rate in several regions has not decreased:

  • Pieria
  • Drama
  • Kilkis
  • Pella
  • Xanthi
  • Imathis
  • Thessaloniki
  • Florina
  • Larissa
  • Western Attica 

Kikilias reiterated that the health care system remains under pressure and warned about the risk of the virus spread over the Christmas holidays “if we do not observe the measures.”