In the period from 20 to 26 December, 3 new cases of Covid-19 disease were announced in our Prefecture, with the result that their total number now amounts to 69. Consequently and according to the official data of the National Organization of Public Health, Cephalonia from The outbreak of the pandemic to this day remains the second safest epidemiological area in the country.
In total, the confirmed cases of coronavirus in Greece amount to 135,114. Unfortunately, 4,553 of our fellow citizens have ended up, ie 3.4% of the sick, with their median age at 79 years. However, 95.4% of them already had an underlying disease and / or age over 70 years. Finally, there are 473 intubated patients in the Intensive Care Units, 61 less than last Saturday.
In particular, in Cephalonia, 69 cases have been officially confirmed, ranking it in absolute numbers in the penultimate position among the Prefectures of the country, behind Lefkada which shows 50 cases. As for the cases per 100,000 inhabitants which, as we have repeatedly pointed out, are the most indicative element for the calculation of the epidemiological burden of an area, in the last place remains the Prefecture of Lassithi with 141, with Cephalonia being ranked in the penultimate place with 177 cases per 100,000 inhabitants or 1 per 565. The top five is completed by Lefkada with 211 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, Zakynthos with 218 and Laconia with 221. On the contrary, the most epidemiologically burdened areas of Greece remain Pella with 3,010, Drama with 2,968, Thessaloniki with 2,640, Pieria with 2,513 and Kilkis with 2.
We remind you that until last Saturday, our Prefecture recorded 66 cases corresponding to 169 per 100,000 inhabitants or 1 per 592. This practically means that the viral load per 100,000 inhabitants was burdened by 4.7% in one week. Nationwide, the burden stood at 3.6% with 1,249 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to 1,206 last week. This practically means that the rolling average of the last 7 days on our island was higher by 1.1 percentage points of the respective national. However, cumulatively, the case index remains 7.1 times lower than the pan-Hellenic index. Finally, at the level of the Ionian Islands Region, since the beginning of the pandemic in March, 328 cases per 100,000 inhabitants have been identified, with a total of 682 patients of the disease, of which 473 or 69,