Health experts are reportedly encouraged by the rapid decline in the number of serious cases of Covid-19 and the daily death rate over the last few weeks and are examining a further relaxation of measures for curbing the spread of the coronavirus.
Indicatively, since the start of February until last week, the number of intubated patients with Covid-19 in intensive care units decreased by 30.7%. More specifically, there were 570 patients intubated on average in the first week of February compared to about 400 Wednesday.
The number of fatalities of patients with Covid-19 decreased by 43.3% in the same time frame. There were also roughly 1,000 fewer hospitalizations by the end of February.
Health authorities added that 93.3% of those entitled have already received a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine and that its effectiveness against intubation and death is 87% and 91% respectively.