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Another Greek Nursing Home COVID-19 Outbreak Finds 55 Cases

November 4, 2020

IOANNINA, Greece — oGreek nursing homes continue to see more cases of COVID-19, the elderly and those with underlying and multiple conditions most vulnerable, another 55 cases found in a facility in the northwestern city of Ioannina, a hard-hit area.

Some 21 people, including staff and patients were transferred to hospitals in other regions as the COVI-19 referral units at Ioannina's University Hospital were full, said Kathimerini, the pandemic putting pressure on the health care sector.

The Deputy Regional Governor for health, Agni Nakou told the state-run Athens-Macedonia News Aency (ANA-MPA) that the staff had been tested between Sept. 9-Oct. 16 and that the tests were negative.

But the first case, a staff member, was diagnosed on Oct. 24, leading to other tests showing the Coronavirus was spreading although some of those patients with milder symptoms were being treated in place.

Still, the director of the 6th Health Region has asked for a public prosecutor to investigate the case as happened at an Athens clinic where there was an outbreak earlier and with nursing homes among places were people are most susceptible.

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