An interactive version of the country's COVID-19 epidemiological map is now available to the public at COVID19.gov.gr, said Deputy Minister for Civil Protection & Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias at Friday's live briefing about the pandemic.
The map is an upgraded version of an earlier infographic map color-coding areas of Greece depending on infection alert levels, and was clickable by region, with restriction measures of interest to travellers.
This upgraded version allows users to select any area in the country, zoom in and out, and see detailed local information about the COVID-19 infection rates, vaccination rates, and containment measures.
Apart from another 13 very detailed national charts, the basic information the new interactive map provides include the 7-day average of infections per 100,000 people; the number of infections; the local vaccination rate; and weekly trends.
The minister noted that the map is a useful tool to both Greeks and tourists, and it will be updated on a weekly basis.
Currently it is only available in Greek.
Meanwhile, by 9 pm. on Thursday, there had been 5,888,281 vaccinations against the coronavirus, official data show.
Of those, 2,204,220 individuals had completed their vaccination plan, either with two doses (the AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines) or one (the Johnson and Johnson vaccine).
For the week of June 7-13, 685,817 vaccination appointments have been booked, of which 277,388 are for a first dose and 408,429 for a second dose.
If all appointments go through, well over 25% of Greece’s population will have completed the vaccination schedule by June 13.
The government’s goal is for 50% to have received at least one dose by the end of June.
Greek authorities announced on Friday that there were 1,112 new cases of COVID-19 and 34 casualties in the past 24 hours.
Six of the 1,112 cases involved travelers tested upon arrival.
Greece’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases is now 407,857, with 12,218 dead.
A total of 445 patients remain intubated in intensive care units while 2,491 have left ICU.