President Sakellaropoulou tests positive for COVID-19

President of the Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou was diagnosed positive for COVID-19.

She showed mild symptoms and has been quarantined at her home.

The planned activities of the President are postponed.

In addition, the general secretary of the prime minister, Grigoris Dimitriadis, was found to be positive for virus too.

"It's time for me to work from home too! We are vaccinated and we are careful! To be all together again," he wrote in a post on Twitter the close collaborator of Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Greece confirmed 15,690 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Tuesday, bringing all confirmed infections since the pandemic began to 3,195,887 (daily change: +0.5 pct).

Of the daily total, reinfections are assessed at 362 in the last 24 hours, while their total since the pandemic began is assessed at 119,314 (3.6 pct of the total positive results).

There are also 64 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 28,274. Of these, 95.4 pct had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or over.

A total of 356 patients are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 70 years and 92.7 pct have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over. Of the total, 194 (54.49 pct) are unvaccinated or partly vaccinated and 162 (45.51 pct) are fully vaccinated.

Another 4,531 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

In addition, 270 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change: -13.74 pct). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 339.

The median age of new infections is 36 years (range: 0.2 to 112 years), while the median age of the deceased is 79 (range: 0.2 to 106 years).

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