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Greece Registers 2,597 New Infections on Saturday; 797 in ICUs Nationwide

Αssociated Press

A medical staff of the National Health Organisation (EODY) prepares to conduct a rapid test for the COVID-19 to a refugee at Eleonas refugee camp in Athens, Friday, April 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

ATHENS - Greece registered 2,597 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 6 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) reported on Saturday.

Greece has confirmed 331,730 infections from the start of the pandemic (daily change: +0.8 pct). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 66 infections are related to travel from abroad and 3,219 to other confirmed cases.

There are also 86 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 9,950. Of these, 95.5 pct had an underlying condition and/or were 70 years old.

A total of 797 patients are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 68 years and 85.2 pct have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or more. Another 2,019 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

In addition, 472 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change of a +3.51 pct). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 474.

The median age of new infections is 44 years, while the median age of the deceased is 79.