Greece Confirms 2,972 New Coronavirus Infections, 3 Deaths; 125 in ICUs


EODY with a rapid test on her hand. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Yorgos Kontarinis)

ATHENS - Greece confirmed 2,972 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 19 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Wednesday.

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 466,441 infections (daily change: +0.6 pct). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 131 infections are related to travel from abroad and 1,275 to other confirmed cases.

There are also 3 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 12,870. Of these, 95.1 pct had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or over.

A total of 125 patients are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 65 years and 89.6 pct have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over. Another 2,770 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

In addition, 161 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change: +18.38 pct). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 129.

The median age of new infections is 41 years (range: 0.2 to 106 years), while the median age of the deceased is 78 (range: 0.2 to 106 years).