April 11, 2022
April 11, 2022
As of the latest update by the Greek authorities, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 diagnosed cases in Greece 3,173,630. 51 new deaths were reported raising the total number to 28,130. The number of patients treated in intensive care units is currently 357. 8,635 new cases were announced yesterday in Greece. 3,645 of the new cases were found in the Attica region and 872 new cases in the Thessaloniki region.
Greek health authorities announced 8,635 new cases of Covid-19 and 51 virus-related deaths during their daily briefing on Sunday. The National Organization for Public Health (EODY) also stated that there are currently 357 intubated patients being treated in Intensive Care Units.
The total number of Covid-19 cases reported in Greece since the start of the pandemic rose to 3,173,630, with a total of 28,130 virus-related deaths over the same period.
After offering a second Cover-19 booster dose to people aged 80-plus last week, Greek health officials are this week expected to open the platform for the over-70s. The 60-69 age cohort will follow, although officials have not yet given an exact date.
Greece’s National Vaccination Committee gave the green light on the basis of the latest epidemiological data, the time interval since the first booster shot and the country’s vaccination coverage, now estimated at around 72 percent. The regulatory clearance of fourth shots for older adults by the FDA and the CDC is believed to have influenced the decision.
An estimated 1.3 million people over the age of 60 are eligible for the second booster shot, which is also recommended for immunocompromised children and 12-17-year-olds.
Experts say a second booster dose of an mRNA Covid-19 vaccine reduces the risk of hospitalization.
Health Minister Thanos Plevris said Friday that the roadmap for the further de-escalation of measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus in May is being drafted. Although indicators such as deaths remain at high levels, estimates concur that the pandemic wave is subsiding, which will allow, according to Plevris, Easter to be spent “closer to normal.”
“At the moment, based on the epidemiological data we have, as we approach the summer, we will proceed to further de-escalate measures,” he said.
“We are not so frightened by the number of cases, because now the form of the pandemic is different, however we are closely monitoring whether these cases are pressuring the national health system,” Plevris added, clarifying that “any de-escalation in the summer will be re-examined as a whole, because scientists from both the European Medicines Agency and the European Center for Disease Control are very wary of autumn.”
In more detail, the 8,635 new cases detected per Regional Unit: