1,790 new coronavirus cases in Greece, 29 deaths


1,790 new coronavirus cases in Greece, 29 deaths.

Total confirmed cases: 188,201
Total deaths: 6,439
Intubated in ICU: 371 (+4)
Discharged from ICU: 1,326 (+11)
New hospitalizations: 270 (-22)
Total tests: 3,608,508 (+23,861)
Total rapid tests: 1,554,959 (+26,473)


COVID-19 street cleaning in Athens. greek
COVID-19 street cleaning in Athens.

Greece's 1,790 new cases (areas with 15+ cases):

790 Attica

150 Thessaloniki

122 Achaia

56 Larissa

54 Fthiotida

45 Heraklion

35 Aitoloakarnania, Rhodes

32 Argolida

31 Corinth

28 Evia

24 Viotia

18 Kozani

17 Thesprotia, Rethymno

16 Ilia, Ioannina, Karditsa

15 Imathia

Lockdown measures in greater Athens region extended for one more week, until March 8.

Today marks one year since the first reported case of COVID-19 in Greece.

Late at night on February 26 2020, Professor of Infectious Diseases Sotiris Tsiodras held an emergency televised briefing with the Ministry of Health.

They reported that a Greek woman who recently returned home from northern Italy had become Greece's first coronavirus case. The Health Ministry had already closed one school in Thessaloniki but didn't immediately introduce Italy's travel restrictions.

"She is in good health and is being monitored by a team of exceptional colleagues in Thessaloniki," Sotiris Tsiodras told the news briefing.

That was the start of the pandemic.

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