Oldest Greek coronavirus patient is 101 years of age, says epidemiology report


The oldest person in Greece infected with COVID-19 is a 101-year-old man, according to an epidemiological report published by the Hellenic National Public Health Organisation (EODY).

The EODY report revealed a wide range of interesting statistical data about the spread of the disease in Greece.

Age & Gender:

Statistics showing the impact of coronavirus on the Greek people by age and gender. Source: EODY.
  • The youngest child infected with the virus is less than 1 year old.
  • The average age of confirmed cases is 49 years of age.
  • Males are the hardest hit by the coronavirus, representing just over half, or 54.9 percent, of all those diagnosed with it.
  • 76.9 percent of those 93 individuals who are currently in serious conditions are also male.
  • The youngest patient who died was 39 years old, the oldest 95.

Geographical Distribution:

Map of Greece with the number of cases for every 100,000 inhabitants. Source: EODY .
  • The highest concentration of people aged over 50 diagnosed with coronavirus can be found in Northern Greece, particularly near Kastoria.
  • There have also been a number of recent deaths recorded around that area including an 82-year-old man being treated at a Patra hospital, a 72-year-old in Alexandroupoli and a 78-year-old in Thessaloniki.

COVID-19 Testing:

Chart: red = positive, grey = negative. Source: EODY.
  • From January 1, 2020 until April 5, 2020, a total of 25,453 tests on the coronavirus have been conducted. 1,699 tests, that is 6.7%, were positive for the virus.




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