Update – 15/03/2022
March 15, 2022
March 15, 2022
As of the latest update by the Greek authorities, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 diagnosed cases in Greece 2,658,296. 70 new deaths were reported raising the total number to 26,635. The number of patients treated in intensive care units is currently 364. 22,694 new cases were announced yesterday in Greece. 7,388 of the new cases were found in the Attica region and 2,324 new cases in the Thessaloniki region.
With the coronavirus pandemic appearing to be on the wane, just past the two-year anniversary mark, it seems increasingly likely that testing will become less frequent.
Last Wednesday, a panel of experts advising the government on the pandemic discussed lowering the number of self-tests demanded of pupils to attend school to one per week. No definitive recommendation emerged because experts are still hedging their bets, following a small spike in cases after the last three-day weekend.
The cases may have risen, but deaths and the number of intubated patients in intensive care units continued to decline, if slowly.
Experts believe there will be a further de-escalation of the pandemic next month. This, they say, will bode well for increased outdoor activities this summer. Mandatory testing may soon be required mainly of those who exhibit Covid symptoms.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating in his home, a day after a trip to Istanbul.
“In the daily rapid test that I did today in the office, I tested positive for Covid-19. Consequently I will be se self-isolating in my home and work from there,” the prime minister announced in a video posted to Instagram.
“Triple vaccination provides the best possible protection against serious disease. I’m sure everything will go well and I will be back in the office very soon,” he said, wearing a mask.
Mitsotakis held talks and had lunch Sunday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and met with Ecumenical Patriarch Vatholomaios.
Main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras wished the prime minister a speedy recovery.
“Get well soon and a rapid recovery to Kyriakos Mitsotakis. With three doses of the vaccine, I hope he gets through it quickly and without symptoms,” he tweeted.
In more detail, the 22,694 new cases detected per Regional Unit: