Update – 29/01/2021
January 29, 2021
January 29, 2021
As of the latest update by the Greek authorities, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 diagnosed cases in Greece is 154,796. 18 new deaths were reported raising the total number to 5,742. The number of patients treated in intensive care units is currently 268. 716 new cases were announced yesterday in Greece. 313 of the new cases were found in the Attica region and 62 new cases in the Thessaloniki region.
In Attica Covid-19 cases are rising worryingly. Government officials will determine whether to impose a strict lockdown with a curfew at 6pm in the evening. Shops might have to operate with the click away method. Measures will be implemented for at least 2 weeks, as professor of epidemiology, part of the covid-19 committee in Greece, Nikos Sipsas said.
AstraZeneca is facing production issues causing an inability to deliver the agreed amount of vaccines in the EU. The loss is currently at a 75% level. As a result, vaccinations in Spain and the Czech Republic are temporarily stalled.
The EU commission has approved a general plan, regarding the creation of a common vaccination certificate, for medical purposes.
Greece remains the only country with “green” zones on the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control’s (ECDC) coronavirus map showing each European country’s Covid-19 status. The ECDC releases a series of maps each Thursday that indicate the epidemiological circumstances across Europe, based on data for the 14 days up to midnight on Tuesday of each week.
In the map, which combines coronavirus positivity, testing, and notification rates, the whole country is currently “yellow,” indicating a moderate risk, except for the island of Crete, and the Ionian, Cyclades and Dodecanese archipelagos, which are “green.”
The ECDC’s previous comprehensive map, released on January 21, indicated similar findings.
Both then and now, Greece is the only European country with any “green” zones, as the vast majority of the countries are red, indicating high rates of new cases of Covid-19 across Europe.
In more detail, the 716 new cases detected per Regional Unit: