HEALTH FACILITIES & DEATHS
The country, before the COVID-19 pandemic did not have enough ICU beds to meet the unticipated demand, a fact that influenced the governement’s prompt response with lockdown policies during the first wave. This situation is reflected in the graph below.
It was officially reported that until the end of November, ICU beds had been doubled, reaching the number of 12 per 100.000 people, close to the EU average.
ICU Beds per 100,000 Pop
Elderly people Care facilities in Greece are limited, compared to most Western countries, due to household structure close family relationships, a factor which definetely reduced deaths.
Beds in Long Term Care Facilities Per 1000 Population (for 65 years+)
Comparing Deaths per 1M population between Greece and Europe, all along the pandemic evolution , we note that the only period Greece presented worse numbers than the rest of Europe is the end of last November, when the country was hit by the severe second wave.