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Update – 03/03/2021

As of the latest update by the Greek authorities, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 diagnosed cases in Greece is 194,582. 23 new deaths were reported raising the total number to 6,557. The number of patients treated in intensive care units is currently 422. 2,353 new cases were announced yesterday in Greece. 1,159 of the new cases were found in the Attica region and 304 new cases in the Thessaloniki region.

On Tuesday, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis chaired a special meeting of his advisers on the evolving epidemiological situation in Attica and the rest of the country. Officials from the Ministry of Health advised the Prime Minister on the current situation in the nation’s battle against Covid-19 at a time when there are increasing numbers of intubations across the country.

Infection rate high despite lockdown

Even despite lockdowns being imposed nationwide, the rate of infections continues to be high. Part of the problem is the emergence of variants, especially that of the mutation from Great Britain, which has swept across the country.

Health officials in Greece became especially concerned about the strain on the nation’s hospitals after the number of intubated patients with Covid-19 reached 406 on Monday, 15 more than those recorded on Sunday.

This is the first time since early January that intubations in the country have surpassed 400, indicating increased pressure on Greek hospitals as cases continue to rise and more patients require the intensive and invasive treatment.

National Health System to be strengthened further against Covid-19

Measures were examined for the further strengthening of Greece’s National Health System, especially in the region of Attica, where there is increased pressure. The Prime Minister and health officials also discussed the most effective ways to implement measures to prevent the transmission of the virus. PM Mitsotakis decided that the Committee of Experts will be convened tomorrow morning to evaluate the epidemiological data throughout the country.

On Wednesday afternoon, Minister of Health Vassilis Kikilias will present in the context of the information he disseminates regularly, a plan for the further strengthening of the NSS, especially in the region of Attica.

The deterioration of epidemiological indicators in most parts of Greece and the pressure placed on the national healthcare system by a rising number of hospitalizations and intubations, especially in the wider Athens region, is forcing authorities to reevaluate existing restrictive measures to control the virus. The issue is expected to be discussed at a meeting of the government’s committee of experts on the new coronavirus that will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday.

The need for new interventions was also discussed during yesterday’s meeting where experts noted the worsening situation in many regions, despite the enforced lockdown. Experts are concerned about the extensive use of the quick SMS messages for exercise outdoors (code 6) and changes are being discussed to limit its abuse by people who use it to socialize.

In more detail, the 2,353 new cases detected per Regional Unit:

  • Attica 1,159
    • Eastern Attica 103
    • Northern Sector of Athens 155
    • West Attica 41
    • Western Sector of Athens 185
    • Central Sector of Athens 318
    • Southern Sector of Athens 127
    • Islands 28
    • Piraeus 202
  • Thessaloniki 304
  • 20 cases in Etoloakarnania
  • 36 cases in Argolida
  • 14 cases in Arcadia
  • 9 cases in Arta
  • 112 cases in Achaia
  • 23 cases in Viotia
  • 4 cases in Drama
  • 7 cases in Evros
  • 24 cases in Evia
  • 5 cases in Zakynthos
  • 2 cases in Evritania
  • 20 cases in Ilia
  • 27 cases in Imathia
  • 40 cases in Heraklion
  • 1 case in Thassos
  • 21 cases in Thesprotia
  • 2 cases in Thira
  • 1 case in Ithaca
  • 20 cases in Ioannina
  • 13 cases in Kavala
  • 4 cases in Karditsa
  • 4 cases in Kastoria
  • 2 cases in Corfu
  • 1 case in Kefallinia
  • 11 cases in Kilkis
  • 32 cases in Kozani
  • 54 cases in Corinth
  • 1 case in Kos
  • 2 cases in Laconia
  • 90 cases in Larissa
  • 7 cases in Lesvos
  • 7 cases in Lefkada
  • 1 case in Lemnos
  • 9 cases in Magnesia
  • 9 cases in Messinia
  • 1 case in Naxos
  • 6 cases in Xanthi
  • 9 cases in Pella
  • 7 cases in Pieria
  • 2 cases in Preveza
  • 16 cases in Rethymno
  • 2 cases in Rodopi
  • 6 cases in Rhodes
  • 12 cases in Serres
  • 3 cases in Syros
  • 10 cases in Trikala
  • 33 cases in Fthiotida
  • 3 cases in Fokida
  • 25 cases in Halkidiki
  • 13 cases in Chania
  • 6 cases in Chios
  • 80 cases under investigation

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