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Greece Registers 801 New Coronavirus Cases on Monday, 6 Deaths

ATHENS — Greece registered 801 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 4 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) reported on Monday.

Greece has confirmed 426,963 infections from the start of the pandemic (daily change: +0.2 pct). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 109 infections are related to travel from abroad and 1,238 to other confirmed cases.

There are also 6 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 12,743. Of these, 95.2 pct had an underlying condition and/or were 70 years old.

A total of 173 patients are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 66 years and 86.1 pct have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or more. Another 2,702 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

In addition, 59 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change of a +96.67 pct). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 39.

The median age of new infections is 43 years (range: 0.2 to 106 years of age), while the median age of the deceased is 78 (range: 0.2 to 106 years of age).

Ionian Islands lead country in vaccination rates

The Ionian Islands – including Cephalonia, Corfu and Zakynthos – lead the country in coronavirus vaccination rates, Secretary General for Primary Care Marios Themistocleous said on Monday.

During a cabinet meeting chaired by the Greek prime minister, Themistocleous said that at the Ionian Island Region 55% of residents have received at least one dose and 47% have completed vaccination for Covid-19. The region is also ahead in appointments set for vaccinations, at 57% of residents.

The follow-up region is the South Aegean, with 52% (one dose) and 44% (completed), then Western Macedonia with 45% and 39%, respectively.

Central Greece – which includes Athens – has the lowest vaccination rates in Greece, with 39% of the population having had one dose and 31% having completed vaccination.

Peloponnese rates are 41% and 32%, respectively, western Greece 40% and 32%, Eastern Macedonia & Thrace 39% and 32%, and North Aegean 39% and 32%.

In terms of appointments set, and following the Ionian Islands rate of 57%, Attica has 56% and the South Aegean 53%.

Mitsotakis urges citizens to set vaccination appointments

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis urged citizens to get vaccinated, pointing out that it is "up to us to safeguard our health," in a social media post on Monday.

In his tweet, the premier posted the government's latest video campaign, which urges people to get vaccinated as soon as possible to help reach mass immunity. A vaccination appointment is a "an appointment for one's life," he said, including the link for vaccination bookings at emvolio.gov.gr.

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