Update – 03/06/2021
June 3, 2021
June 3, 2021
As of the latest update by the Greek authorities, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 diagnosed cases in Greece is 405,542. 23 new deaths were reported raising the total number to 12,145. The number of patients treated in intensive care units is currently 486. 1,381 new cases were announced yesterday in Greece. 717 of the new cases were found in the Attica region and 110 new cases in the Thessaloniki region.
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will become available to persons aged between 18 and 29 as of June 7, Deputy Digital Governance Minister Giorgos Georgantas told Antenna TV on Wednesday.
Until now only the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot has been offered to that particular age group. Around 65,000 people of the 18-29 cohort have been vaccinated so far, Georgantas said, adding that current demand is exceeding vaccine supply.
By Monday afternoon, at least one dose of the vaccine had been received by more than 3,630,000 citizens (34.5%), while at least 2,040,000 citizens have been fully vaccinated (19.44%).
Greece will start vaccinating the migrant and refugee population on the eastern Aegean islands against Covid-19 on Thursday.
The first vaccinations will take place at the Kara Tepe facility on the island of Lesvos, the Vial center on Chios, and the Vathy camp on Samos.
Vaccinations will be administered every Thursday and Friday by staff of the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot.
The process will then expand to other island and mainland facilities.
Officials say only 15 percent of Greece’s migrant population have so far said they are willing to get the jab.
More than 81,200 digital Covid-19 certificates have so far been issued in Greece, Deputy Digital Governance Minister Giorgos Georgantas said on Wednesday. “It has been a great success,” he told Antenna TV.
A pilot run of the EU Digital Covid Certificate started in Greece on Tuesday, ahead of its introduction across the European Union on July 1.
Greek citizens can obtain the certificate online at eudcc.gov.gr, using their Taxisnet or Social Security Registry (AMKA) number, under three conditions: if they have finished their vaccination schedule; if they had been recently diagnosed with the disease and recovered; and if they have recently had a negative molecular or rapid antigen test.
On Tuesday, Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis said it will soon be known which countries will start using the digital certificate ahead of July 1, enabling Greeks who activate it to freely travel there and back.
In more detail, the 1,381 new cases detected per Regional Unit: