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Greece Confirms 1497 New Coronavirus Infections, 29 Deaths

ATHENS — Greece confirmed 1,497 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 1 of these identified at an entry point to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Saturday.

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 400,395 infections (daily change: +0.4 pct). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 25 infections are related to travel from abroad and 2,152 to other confirmed cases.

There are also 29 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 12,024. Of these, 95.2 pct had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or over.

A total of 510 patients are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 67 years and 86.3 pct have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over. Another 2,417 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

In addition, 203 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change: -12,12 pct). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 218.

The median age of new infections is 44 years (range: 0.2 to 106 years), while the median age of the deceased is 78 (range: 0.2 to 106 years).

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