Update – 21/03/2022
March 21, 2022
March 21, 2022
As of the latest update by the Greek authorities, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 diagnosed cases in Greece 2,788,654. 44 new deaths were reported raising the total number to 26,937. The number of patients treated in intensive care units is currently 364. 12,462 new cases were announced yesterday in Greece. 4,131 of the new cases were found in the Attica region and 1,371 new cases in the Thessaloniki region.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tested negative for Covid-19 on Sunday. He is expected to return to his office on Monday.
Mitsotakis had tested positive for coronavirus and self-isolated at home last Monday, 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 had announced in a video posted to Instagram.
The gradual prevalence of the Omicron 2 sub-variant of the coronavirus, the delayed reappearance of the flu that had almost vanished since the spring of 2020, and the easing of measures to limit the spread of Covid-19 could threaten to delay the return to normalcy, health experts have told Kathimerini.
Patients infected with the Omicron 2 experience more severe symptoms, and especially a high fever that tends to last only 24 hours. The frequency of such infections rose steadily at the end of February, amounting to 6.4% of cases of the Omicron variant. By March 10, the percentage had exceeded 25%, while in some areas of the country it has now reached 50%.
The average number of overall daily coronavirus cases has increased by 32% compared to a week ago.
“The only thing for sure is that we have not yet gotten rid of Covid-19,” the experts told Kathimerini.
In more detail, the 12,462 new cases detected per Regional Unit: