Update – 23/02/2021
February 23, 2021
February 23, 2021
As of the latest update by the Greek authorities, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 diagnosed cases in Greece is 180,672. 24 new deaths were reported raising the total number to 6,321. The number of patients treated in intensive care units is currently 346. 880 new cases were announced yesterday in Greece. 396 of the new cases were found in the Attica region and 57 new cases in the Thessaloniki region.
More than 30,000 coronavirus vaccinations were administered on Monday and 725,000 have been carried out overall since the inoculation program began, according to the Health Ministry’s secretary for primary healthcare.
Briefing reporters, Marios Themistokleous said that Greece is above the European Union average in terms of vaccination coverage and in fourth place as far as vaccination rates are concerned. He also noted an increasing trend in appointments and that, until Monday, 1.42 million appointments had been booked. He estimated that by Easter there will be a good “percentage of immunity, especially among people who are at higher risk from the coronavirus.”
On Monday, Greece received 112,000 doses from Pfizer, in addition to 24,000 doses from Moderna and 90,000 from AstraZeneca in previous days, he revealed.
The National Organization for Public Health (EODY) will be conducting free rapid tests for the detection of the novel coronavirus in the port city of Piraeus this week, as well as in other parts of the country.
In Piraeus, mobile units from EODY will be parked in front of the Municipal Theater every day through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Citizens wishing to have a test will need to send and SMS to the 13033 hotline, requesting permission to leave their home, with the number 1, which is for medical purposes.
They will also have to have their identification card or passport, as well as their AMKA social security number.
Free tests will also be conducted in Sparta, Karditsa and parts of Thessaloniki, among other areas.
In more detail, the 884 new cases detected per Regional Unit: