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Update – 27/10/2021

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As of the latest update by the Greek authorities, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 diagnosed cases in Greece 724,571. 25 new deaths were reported raising the total number to 15,707. The number of patients treated in intensive care units is currently 380. 4,165 new cases were announced yesterday in Greece. 841 of the new cases were found in the Attica region and 591 new cases in the Thessaloniki region.

People who have received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine against Covid-19 will be able to book an appointment for the company’s booster shot next week, a Health Ministry official said at Tuesday’s regular public briefing.

The platform for booking vaccine appointments will open for the booster of the single-shot J&J vaccine on Friday, November 5, said Marios Themistokleous, secretary general for primary healthcare.

He added that the third dose developed by Pfizer/BioNTech will also be available as a booster for people who had their first round of vaccination with J&J.

Speaking at the same briefing, the president of the National Vaccination Committee also urged the public to get vaccinated, both against the flu and Covid-19.

Maria Theodoridou cited a new study in the United Kingdom which found that becoming infected with both viruses at the same time the possibility of potentially fatal complications by 20%.

“A shot in time saves nine,” Theodoridou said, using the old adage.

There are steep differences in vaccination coverage between different parts of the country and even within regional units, Greece’s latest coronavirus map shows.

According to the data, these regional discrepancies range from lows such as 38% in Evrytania in central Greece to highs of, say, 78.5% on the Cycladic island of Mykonos, while within Attica, for example, the northern section has a vaccination coverage rate of 72% against the western section’s 45.4%.

With 62.4% of the population having received at least one dose of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 and analyzing the latest epidemiological map published on the platform, of Greece’s 74 regional units with less than 50% coverage, five are in Central and Eastern Macedonia-Thrace (Drama, Kilkis, Pella, Pieria and Serres), two are in Central Greece (Evrytania and Fokida), one is in the Peloponnese (Ilia) and another is in Attica (West).

The next category is areas where coverage is between 50-55% and it comprises 24 regional units, most of which are the remaining parts of the regions mentioned above.

Crete as a whole, two regional units in Attica, most of the islands of the Ionian and many in the Aegean make up the 24 areas in the category of 55-63% coverage, while just 17 regional units score above average. These are 12 islands, Preveza in northwestern Greece, the port city of Piraeus, and the northern, southern and central units of the capital.

The data also show that areas with low coverage are also responsible for high transmission of the virus, in relative terms. For example, in the 10 regional units with the highest number of new infections per 100,000 residents, vaccine coverage ranges from 44% (Kilkis) to 54% (Larissa).

Low vaccination coverage and high transmission rates in northern and central Greece also appear to impact occupancy rates at intensive care wards for Covid-19, which, according to last Thursday’s Health Ministry figures, came to nearly 95% in parts of Thessaly and Central Greece, and 94% in parts of Macedonia.

The regional governor of Thessaly in central Greece on Tuesday announced a decision to cancel the customary school parades on the October 28 national holiday marking Greece’s refusal of an Italian ultimatum and its entry into World War II.

The decision by Governor Kostas Agorastos comes in the wake of a similar ban in Thessaloniki and in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, amid concerns about rising coronavirus infections in these regions.

It was reached at a meeting of local government, education and medical officials in the regional capital of Larissa, which on Monday reported 273 new cases of Covid-19, in a population of under 145,000.

In more detail, the 4,165 new cases detected per Regional Unit:

  • Attica 841
    • Eastern Attica 73
    • Northern Sector of Athens  66
    • West Attica 36
    • Western Sector of Athens 65
    • Central Sector of Athens 395
    • Southern Sector of Athens 56
    • Piraeus 131
    • Islands 19
  • Thessaloniki 591
  • Etoloakarnania 58
  • Argolis 73
  • Arcadia 68
  • Arta 2
  • Achaia 125
  • Boeotia 40
  • Grevena 66
  • Drama 18
  • Evros 93
  • Evia 35
  • Evritania 5
  • Zakynthos 21
  • Ilia 13
  • Imathia 140
  • Heraklion 53
  • Thassos 9
  • Thesprotia 2
  • Ioannina 62
  • Kavala 44
  • Kalymnos 2
  • Karditsa 45
  • Kastoria 28
  • Kea-Kythnos 3
  • Corfu 28
  • Kefalonia 5
  • Kilkis 78
  • Kozani 39
  • Corinth 37
  • Kos 4
  • Laconia 14
  • Larissa 349
  • Lasithi 16
  • Lesvos 13
  • Lefkada 6
  • Magnesia 221
  • Messinia 94
  • Mykonos 2
  • Xanthi 87
  • Paros 10
  • Pella 122
  • Pieria 114
  • Preveza 2
  • Rethymnon 26
  • Rodopi 61
  • Rhodes 30
  • Samos 1
  • Serres 102
  • Sporades 3
  • Tinos 1
  • Trikala 54
  • Fthiotida 42
  • Florina 15
  • Fokida 11
  • Chalkidiki 49
  • Chania 24
  • Chios 12
  • Under investigation 73

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