April 6, 2022
April 6, 2022
As of the latest update by the Greek authorities, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 diagnosed cases in Greece 3,114,591. 70 new deaths were reported raising the total number to 27,816. The number of patients treated in intensive care units is currently 358. 18,988 new cases were announced yesterday in Greece. 7,454 of the new cases were found in the Attica region and 1,669 new cases in the Thessaloniki region.
Greek health authorities announced 18,988 new cases of Covid-19 and 70 virus-related deaths on Tuesday during their daily briefing on the course of the pandemic. The National Organization for Public Health (EODY) also stated that there are currently 358 intubated patients being treated in Intensive Care Units.
The new reported cases of Covid-19 were identified from a total of 402,653 tests, a positivity rate of 4.72%.
Attica, Greece’s most populous region, saw a slight increase in new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday with a reported 7,454 cases (up from 6,786 on Monday). The northern port city of Thessaloniki had 1,669 new cases.
The total number of Covid-19 cases in Greece since the start of the pandemic stands at 3,114,591, with a total of 27,816 deaths over the same period.
The National Vaccination Committee recommended on Tuesday that people over 60, especially those with health issues, take a fourth dose of the Covid vaccine.
Maria Theodoridou, chairperson of the committee, said the fourth dose – or second booster dose – can be taken four months after the previous dose for mRNA vaccines, that is Pfizer or Moderna.
The platform for registering for the fourth dose will open on April 7 for those aged 80 and over. A week later, registrations will open for the 70-79 age bracket.
The committee underlined that the fourth dose is voluntary and is not related to validity of vaccination certificates.
Pfizer President and CEO, Albert Bourla, received Greece’s highest civilian honor on Tuesday for his distinguished work in the pharmaceutical industry and his services to the country.
Bourla, a native of Thessaloniki, was awarded the medal of the Golden Cross of the Order of the Redeemer, by President Katerina Sakellaropoulou at a ceremony at the presidential mansion in Athens.
“His path is the chronicle of the victory of science in the field of health, for the benefit of the common good,” Sakellaropoulou said in her address. “Hailing from a family of Holocaust survivors, he was able to realize his vision and apply scientific innovations that led to the discovery of the [Covid-19] vaccine, allowing the whole world to believe that the impossible was possible.”
Bourla responded that this distinction was “the most important” he has ever received, as “it comes from the homeland and the Greek State.”
“I am very lucky to find myself in this position and be able to help.”
The Order of the Redeemer is the most important Greek Order and is awarded to Greek citizens who have distinguished themselves in defending the interests of their country or have provided exceptional social services in Greece or abroad.
In more detail, the 18,988 new cases detected per Regional Unit: