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)
Greece’s 1,790 new cases (areas with 15+ cases):
35 Aitoloakarnania, Rhodes
17 Thesprotia, Rethymno
16 Ilia, Ioannina, Karditsa
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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