Hospitals will remain under pressure for the next 2-3 weeks, infectious diseases professor Vana Papaevangelou said during Friday’s regular briefing on the coronavirus pandemic in Greece, but new admissions are stabilizing to around 250 per day, according to ANA.
Most of the country has high infection rates, with several areas showing a current rate of 250 infected people per 100,000 of population, she noted.
A total of 5,500 patients with Covid-19 are hospitalized at this point, while 824 are on ventilators. Throughout Greece, 86 pct of Covid-19-dedicated beds in ICUs are occupied, with the rate rising to more than 90 pct in Athens and Thessaloniki.
Intensive Care Units admissions in Greece rose by slightly over 6 percent, said professor Gkikas Magiorkinis at the briefing, but active infections appear to be stabilizing.
The retail sector in the region of Kozani will reopen on Monday, April 19 for the pick-up of online orders, Deputy Minister for Civil Protection & Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias announced at the briefing.
Meanwhile, the country’s driving schools will also reopen on Monday with restrictions, he added.
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Original article: Admissions rate stabilizes but hospitals still under pressure in Greece.