Tuesday , August 3 2021

Zakynthos:- The quarantine hotel hosts 42 tourists. Coronavirus and vaccination updates

The number of tourists who are in self isolation at the quarantine hotel in Keri is constantly growing and according to the latest information by our local newspaer “ERMIS, until yesterday afternoon there were a total of 42 people.

These are tourists, the vast majority of whom are foreigners, who tested positive for the covid test, while their close contacts under Greek protocol are also isolating with them.

The problem is that the number of people who have to be transported to the quarantine hotel is constantly increasing, despite the fact that people leave when they complete the 14 days provided by the health protocol.

Another issue that has arisen in Zakynthos in recent weeks concerns the behavior of foreign tourists who test positive for coronavirus. Some of them choose to leave the hotel secretly, against all Greek Governement’s protocol by trying to travel or go to another accommodation.

A week ago we recall an incident happened with English tourists and yesterday another similar incident happened.

Zakynthos Informer would like to remind all our visitors that we have taken time and effort to provide our Island as a safe destination for you to visit. If you have been confirmed positive with coronavirus, you must abide by the rules and regulations our Government has provided. Please respect these protocols.

The Delta mutation.

Delta mutation is dangerously close to dominating in our country and the coronavirus pandemic is on the rise, experts’ forecasts for the number of cases in the near future are ominous, according to the models.

As announced yesterday, Monday, by EODY, from the genomic analysis in 856 samples that have been randomly selected or targeted and concern the period 17 June 2021 to 12 July 2021, a total of 760 samples with variants of special interest (Variants Of Concern – VOC) emerged and 69 samples with strains under monitoring (Variants Under Monitoring).

Of the 760 samples with strains of special interest, 466 relate to the Delta strain, 200 relate to Alpha, 93 relate to Beta and 1 relate to Gamma.

At the same time, a small decrease is recorded in the admissions of patients with Covid 19 in the hospitals of the territory in the last 24 hours.

Today, Tuesday 20 July, EODY announced that the new laboratory confirmed cases of the disease recorded in the last 24 hours are 3,565, of which 7 were identified after checks at the country’s gates. The total number of cases amounts to 463,473 (daily change + 1.0%), of which 51.2% are men.

Based on the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 123 are considered to be related to travel from abroad and 1,318 are related to an already known case.

The new deaths of patients with COVID-19 are 9, while since the beginning of the epidemic a total of 12,867 deaths have been recorded. 95.1% had underlying disease and / or age 70 years and older.

The number of patients treated by intubation is 121 (59.5% men). Their median age is 66 years. 89.3% have underlying disease and / or age 70 years and older. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,765 patients have been discharged from the ICU.

The admissions of new Covid-19 patients in the hospitals of the territory are 136 (daily change -3.55%). The average import for the seven days is 121
The median age of cases is 42 years (range 0.2 to 106 years), while the median age of death is 78 years (range 0.2 to 106 years).

Distribution of cases:-

Αναλυτικότερα τα κρούσματα στις περιφερειακές ενότητες που καταγράφηκαν στην Αττική:

Ανατολική Αττική: 172 cases

Northern Sector of Athens: 218 cases

West Attica: 52 cases

Western Sector of Athens: 231 cases

Central Sector of Athens: 375 cases

Islands: 36 cases

Southern Athens Sector: 246 cases

Piraeus: 277 cases

254 new infections were recorded in Thessaloniki and 334 in Crete

Detailed distribution of new cases across the country:

254 cases in Thessaloniki

23 cases in Etoloakarnania

3 cases in Androu

25 cases in Argolida

13 cases in Arcadia

3 cases in Arta

51 cases in Achaia

24 cases in Vιotias

6 cases in Grevena

11 cases in Drama

25 cases in Evros

59 cases in Evia

11 cases in Zakynthos Average cases within the ;ast 7 days =  9,29  cases per 100k population=  26,99

25 cases in  Ilia

18 cases in Imathia

153 cases in Heraklion

16 cases in  Thesprotia

58 cases in Thiras

45 cases in Ioannina

10 cases in Kavala

4 cases in Kalymnos

38 cases in Karditsa

3 cases in Kastoria

27 cases in Corfu

6 cases in Kefallinia

9 cases in Kilkis

26 cases in Kozani

81 cases in Corinth

19 cases in Kos

4 cases in Laconia

77 cases in Larissa

35 cases in Lassithi

12 cases in Lesvos

8 cases in Lefkada

3 cases in Lemnos

39 cases in Magnesia

48 cases in Messinia

8 cases in Μilos

37 cases in Mykonos

7 cases in Naxos

4 cases in Xanthi

34 cases in Paros

6 cases in Pella

6 cases in Pieria

5 cases in Preveza

94 cases in Rethymno

8 cases in Rodopi

48 cases in Rhodes

2 cases in Samos

19 cases in Serres

3 cases in Sporades

5 cases in Syros

1 case in Tinos

33 cases in Trikala

17 cases in Fthiotida

16 cases in Florina

6 cases in Fokidas

23 cases in Halkidiki

52 cases in Chania

16 cases in Chios

225 cases under investigation


A total of 9,807,851 vaccinations have been carried out +84.618 on 19/07/2021.
5,466,109 vaccinations have beeen given with at least 1 dose +34.439 on 19/07/2021/
Whilst a total of 4,644,901 comprehensive vaccinations have been performed+54.143 on 19/07/2021


A total of 38.562 vaccinations have been carried out  (+461 on 19/07/2021).

22.493 vacinations have been given at least 1 dose (+285 on 19/07/2021).

Whilst a total of 19.987 comprehensive vaccinations have been performed (+216 on 19/07/2021).

Source:- Gov.gr



About Louise Inzk

Louise is Australian born and has been a Greek citizen since 1991. She has deep cultural ties with the island, often writing about Zakynthian Traditions and Culture. She is also an active member of the Volunteer Group of Zakynthos, Giostra Di Zante and is a member of the women's choir "Rodambelos". Her love of the island and all it offers saw her joining the Zakynthos (Zante) Informer admin team in 2014.

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