Update – 18/03/2022
March 18, 2022
March 18, 2022
As of the latest update by the Greek authorities, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 diagnosed cases in Greece 2,732,866. 59 new deaths were reported raising the total number to 26,792. The number of patients treated in intensive care units is currently 348. 24,256 new cases were announced yesterday in Greece. 8,254 of the new cases were found in the Attica region and 2,495 new cases in the Thessaloniki region.
Health Minister Thanos Plevris on Thursday announced the reduction of coronavirus self-tests at schools from two per week to one.
Speaking to ANT1 TV, Plevris said the World Health Organization has recommended that testing must continue and that “we have just decided to make it more targeted.”
“The given guidelines are that when there is an increased spread of the virus, the tests should be more targeted and we should focus on monitoring whether there is pressure on the National Health System (ESY),” he added, while noting that despite the recent increase in cases, there has been no burden on ESY.
He said the increase in cases is because the Omicron variant, which is more contagious, has become the dominant version of the virus and because restrictions have been lifted.
Meanwhile, health authorities announced 24,256 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday and 59 virus-related deaths.
The daily briefing by the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) also stated that there are currently 348 intubated patients being treated in ICUs.
Greek health authorities announced 24,256 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday and 59 virus-related deaths. The daily briefing by the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) also stated that there are currently 348 intubated patients being treated in Intensive Care Units.
The total number of Covid-19 cases in Greece since the start of the pandemic rose to 2,732,866, resulting in a total of 26,792 virus-related deaths over the same period.
The Health Ministry announced on Wednesday that there will be no daily Covid-19 briefing by the ministry on Thursday.
According to the announcement, the next scheduled briefing will be on Monday at 6 p.m.
In more detail, the 24,256 new cases detected per Regional Unit: