ATHENS – Greece has recorded 801 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, including 4 identified at points of entry into the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) reported on Monday.
Greece has confirmed 426,963 infections since the start of the pandemic (daily change: + 0.2%). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 109 infections are linked to travel from abroad and 1,238 to other confirmed cases.
There are also 6 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total victims of the pandemic to 12,743. Of these, 95.2% had an underlying illness and / or were 70 years old.
A total of 173 patients are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 66 years and 86.1% have an underlying disease and / or are 70 years or older. 2,702 others have been discharged from intensive care units since the start of the pandemic.
Additionally, 59 Covid-19 patients have been admitted to hospital in the past 24 hours (+96.67 percent daily change). The average admission of Covid-19 patients to hospitals over the past 7 days was 39.
The median age of new infections is 43 years (range: 0.2 to 106 years), while the median age of those who die is 78 years (range: 0.2 to 106 years).
The Ionian Islands, a leading country in terms of vaccination rates
The Ionian Islands – including Kefalonia, Corfu and Zakynthos – lead the country in coronavirus vaccination rates, Primary Care Secretary General Marios Themistocleous said on Monday.
In a cabinet meeting chaired by the Greek Prime Minister, Themistocleous said that in the Ionian Islands region, 55% of residents have received at least one dose and 47% have completed the vaccination against Covid-19. The region is also ahead of the appointments set for vaccinations, with 57% of the inhabitants.
The monitoring region is South Aegean, with 52% (one dose) and 44% (complete), followed by West Macedonia with 45% and 39%, respectively.
Central Greece – which includes Athens – has the lowest vaccination rates in Greece, with 39% of the population having received a dose and 31% having completed the vaccination.
The rates for the Peloponnese are respectively 41% and 32%, Western Greece 40% and 32%, East Macedonia and Thrace 39% and 32%, and North Aegean 39 % and 32%.
In terms of appointments fixed, and following the rate of the Ionian Islands of 57%, Attica has 56% and South Aegean 53%.
Mitsotakis urges citizens to schedule vaccination appointments
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis urged citizens to get vaccinated, stressing that it is up to us “to protect our health”, in an article published Monday on social networks.
In his tweet, the Prime Minister released the government’s latest video campaign, which urges people to get vaccinated as soon as possible to help achieve mass immunity. A vaccination appointment is a “date for life,” he said, including the link for vaccination bookings on emvolio.gov.gr.