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Greece Registers 549 New Coronavirus Cases, 13 Deaths

Αssociated Press

A medical staff of the National Health Organisation (EODY) conducts a rapid test for the COVID-19 on a man in Athens, Thursday, March 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

ATHENS -- Greece confirmed 549 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 1 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 416,741 infections (daily change: +0.1 pct). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 24 infections are related to travel from abroad and 1,089 to other confirmed cases.

There are also 13 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 12,478. Of these, 95.2 pct had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or over.

A total of 330 patients are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 67 years and 86.4 pct have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over. Another 2,589 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

In addition, 81 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change: +8.0 pct). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 95.