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Update – 14/01/2021

As of the latest update by the Greek authorities, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 diagnosed cases in Greece is 146,688. 25 new deaths were reported raising the total number to 5,354. The number of patients treated in intensive care units is currently 340. 671 new cases were announced yesterday in Greece. 277 of the new cases were found in the Attica region and 69 new cases in the Thessaloniki region.

The first batch of the Moderna vaccine against the coronavirus arrived in Greece on Wednesday. After its approval by EU regulators in early January, shipments of the Covid-19 vaccine, developed by the American biotech company Moderna, out of Cambridge, Massachusetts, have begun to arrive across Europe.

Greece received a total of 8,000 doses of the vaccine on Wednesday, adding to the country’s supply of inoculations from US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. By the end of January, Greece is expected to receive a total of 20,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine. According to current estimates, Greece will have a total of 240,000 vaccine doses in the early months of 2021.

Elementary schools opened on Monday and there have been some cases detected. The ministry of education will close some departments, as a reaction.

Due to the rapid increase in Covid-19 cases diagnosed in Sparta and Argolida, as well as their older populations, Deputy Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Chardalias announced a series of strict lockdown measures for the regions on Wednesday. Starting Thursday, January 14, both areas, located in the Peloponnese, will be under nighttime curfew from 18:00 PM to 5:00 AM. Only those going to and from work may break the curfew.

Additionally, residents will not be permitted to leave their regional units of Argolida and Sparta, except in the case of medical emergencies. All religious services have been halted, and all non-essential businesses must close. These measures will last for four days, until January 18.

Greece seems to be on the right path to successfully tackle the second wave of the coronavirus, according to the most recent data. A comparative analysis of new deaths and cases shows that Greece is doing much better in stemming the spread of Covid-19 than the U.S., U.K., Germany and the EU average. Although scientists warn that a third wave cannot be excluded, Greek authorities are considering relaxing the lockdown, starting next week.

Deputy Civil Protection and Crisis Management Minister Nikos Hardalias said on Tuesday that Greece was “at the beginning of the end” of the battle against the coronavirus. “Just a few more weeks, just a few more months before we are able to return, step by step, to the normality we have lost,” he said.

In more detail, the 671 new cases detected per Regional Unit:

  • Attica 277

Attica in detail:

– Eastern Attica 44

– Northern Sector of Athens 46

– West Attica 30

– Western Sector of Athens 32

– Central Sector of Athens 62

– Southern Sector of Athens 21

– Islands 6

– Piraeus 36

  • Thessaloniki 69
  • Etoloakarnania 14
  • Argolida 3
  • Arta 1
  • Achaia 22
  • Boeotia 19
  • Drama 3
  • Evros 5
  • Evia 13
  • Ilia 2
  • Imathia 14
  • Heraklion 10
  • Ioannina 3
  • Kavala 3
  • Kalymnos 7
  • Karditsa 1
  • Kilkis 5
  • Kozani 22
  • Corinthians 7
  • Laconia 7
  • Larissa 16
  • Lasithi 7
  • Lesvos 12
  • Magnesia 13
  • Messinia 4
  • Mykonos 5
  • Xanthi 12
  • Pieria 25
  • Rodopi 8
  • Rhodes 1
  • Serres 17
  • Trikala 7
  • Fthiotida 4
  • Florina 1
  • Halkidiki 3
  • Chania 2

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