932 new COVID-19 cases, 35 deaths in Greece in last 24 hours

The association of private clinics said it cannot provide COVID-19 beds citing fears of spread of the disease to non-COVID patients but also the inability to handle such cases. [Shutterstock/ Alexandros Michailidis]

Greece registered 932 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, with one identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organisation (EODY) reported on Saturday.

Greece has confirmed 408,789 infections from the start of the pandemic (daily change: +0.2%).

Of the confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 34 infections were related to travel from abroad and 1,913 with an already known case.

There were also 35 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 12,253.

Of these, 95.2% had an underlying condition or were over 70 years old.

A total of 416 patients are on ventilators in hospitals.

Their median age is 67 years and 86.1% have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or more.

Another 2,498 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

In addition, 149 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (-1.32% daily change).

The average admission of patients with COVID-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 166.

The median age of new infections is 43 years, while the median age of the deceased is 78.

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.

The conditions under which foreign tourists will enter Greece changes from June 7.

As announced by the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias, the following are changing:

  • Testing for entry into the country changes to 6 years and over instead of 5 years.
  • Isolation of case or close contacts for 10 and not 14 days.
  • Entry is allowed with a 72-hour negative PCR or a vaccination certificate from Montenegro.
  • Outdoor tours are allowed for 20 people from 15 that were until today.

READ MORE: Greece surpasses six million COVID-19 vaccinations.