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Number of Covid deaths, ICU patients dropping

Number of Covid deaths, ICU patients dropping

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.