Greece receives anti-Covid19 pills; records 23,529 new cases


Greece received Pfizer's pills against Covid-19 on Monday, said Alternate Health Minister Mina Gaga during a live briefing.

Meanwhile, Merck's anti-Covid-19 pills are being administered to patients with good results, she added.

In the two years since the coronavirus pandemic broke out, Greece has registered some 170,000 hospitalizations for Covid-19, a sizeable figure compared to some 2,600,000 hospitalizations for other, non-Covid-19 medical issues during the same time, she highlighted.

The coronavirus pandemic is still prevalent as a major concern, as daily infections continue to register at around the 20,000 mark, she added.

Meanwhile, Greece confirmed 23,529 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours since Monday with 32 of these identified at entry points to the country, said the National Public Health Organization (EODY).

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 2,812,182 infections (daily change: +0.8 pct). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 165 infections are related to travel from abroad and 1,579 to other confirmed cases.

There are also 58 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 26,995. Of these, 95.2 pct had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or over.

A total of 337 patients are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 69 years and 90.5 pct have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over. Of the total, 212 (62.91 pct) are unvaccinated or partly vaccinated and 125 (37.09 pct) are fully vaccinated.

Another 4,401 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

In addition, 303 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change: -12.43 pct). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 337.

The median age of new infections is 35 years (range: 0.2 to 108 years), while the median age of the deceased is 79 (range: 0.2 to 106 years).