Greece: 53,800 Coronavirus Infections in Week of Nov. 14-20, 147 Deaths

November 22, 2022

ATHENS – Greece confirmed 53,800 new SARS-CoV-2 cases in the week of November 14-20, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said in its weekly statistics report on Tuesday.

This is equivalent to 5,157 coronavirus cases per 1 mln people (weekly change: -4%), with 27% of the new weekly infections being reinfections.

All confirmed infections since the pandemic began are 5,360,506.

A total of 1,356 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital during the week of November 14-20, while the total number of Covid-19 patients discharged from hospitals for the same week was 1,148 (164 as weekly average, or 0% compared to previous week).

In addition, 89 hospital patients were on ventilators on November 20. Their median age is 76 years and 98.9% have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or more.

During the week of November 14-20 there were also 147 deaths from Covid-19, or 14 deaths per 1 mln people (weekly change: 23%), bringing the total of pandemic victims since the pandemic began to 34,178.

Of the people who died, 96.1% had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or more.

The median age of those who were infected was 39 years of age, and of those who died it was 80.


ATHENS - If the Bank of Greece did not operate under the protection of the institutional framework of independence, after what happened in 2015, the country would have perhaps left the eurozone, Bank of Greece (BoG) governor, Yannis Stournaras, said on Saturday during the Kathimerini conference in a panel titled: "In the next 50 years, is Democracy safe?" Is Greece reformable?" "Who doubts that if it wasn't for the Bank of Greece, we might not be in the euro after the adventure of 2015?" he said.

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