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Greece Confirms 1,607 New COVID-19 Cases, 78 Deaths, Intubations Still High

ATHENS — Greece confirmed 1,607 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 7 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) reported on Monday.

Greece has confirmed 316,879 infections from the start of the pandemic (daily change: +0.5 pct). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 59 infections are related to travel from abroad and 3,072 to other confirmed cases.

There are also 78 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 9,540. Of these, 95.5 pct had an underlying condition and/or were 70 years old.

A total of 847 patients are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 68 years and 85.6 pct have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or more. Another 1,943 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

In addition, 468 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change of a -5.45 pct). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 509.

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

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