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Greece Announces 617 New Certified COVID-19 Cases and 50 Deaths

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A woman pulls her shopping trolley in Athens, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. Despite six weeks of lockdown measures, coronavirus deaths and infections remain high, piling pressure on the country s health system. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

ΑΤΗΕΝS -- Τhe National Public Health Organisation announced 617 new certified coronavirus incidents in Greece on Friday, five of them located following tests at the country's entrance gates.

The total number of certified coronavirus infections in Greece are now 134,852, 52 pct of them men and 5,302 (3.9 pct) of the incidents related to a trip abroad and 39,813 (29.5 pct) with an already known case.

470 people, with median age 67, are intubated. 152 of them are women. 80.2 pct of the intubated have an underlying health issue or are over 70-years-old.

A total of 851 patients have been discharged from Intensive Care Units.

Finally, 50 people died in the last 24 hours raising the total number of deaths in Greece to 1,819 (40,4 percent of them were women). The median age of the dead was 79 and 95.4 pct of them had an underlying health issue or were over 70 years old.