ATHENS — The National Public Health Organization, in its daily bulletin on novel coronavirus infections, confirmed the following numbers on Monday:
– 1,251 new cases, 20 of which were identified at entry points to the country
– 116,721 total confirmed SARS-CoV-2 cases in Greece since the start of the pandemic, of which 5,007 are linked to travel abroad and 31,293 to already known cases
– 600 intubated patients in hospitals. Their median age is 65, 75,7 pct have an underlying condition or are over 70 years old, and 167 are women
– 668 have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece
– 89 have died in the last 24 hours, with the total standing now at 3,092 since the first outbreak. The median age of all was 79 years and 96.2 pct had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or more. Of the deceased, 1,237 were women.
Despite a significant drop in cases over the past week, authorities have extended the countrywide lockdown to Dec. 14, but have allowed certain shops, including those selling Christmas-related merchandise, to open from Monday.