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Greece Confirms 2,570 New Coronavirus Cases on Thursday, 51 Deaths

ATHENS — Greece confirmed 2,570 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) said on Thursday.

Greece has confirmed 214,661 infections from the start of the pandemic (daily change: +1.2 pct). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 65 infections are considered related to travel from abroad and 1,843 to already confirmed cases.

There are also 506 patients on ventilators in hospitals, with 67.2 pct of them being men. Their median age is 67 years and 83.6 pct have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or more. Another 1,457 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

In the last 24 hours, 501 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital, a rise of 13.09 pct since the previous day. The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals was 408 patients over the last 7 days.

There are also 51 new confirmed deaths, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 6,937. Of these, 95.8 pct had an underlying condition and/or were 70 years old.

The median age of new infections on Thursday was 44, while the median age of the deceased was 79.

From January 1, 2020 to the present, laboratories that report the total of samples tested have carried out 3,873,938 tests. Health centers and EODY units using the Rapid Ag testing method have checked another 1,865,961 samples. The rolling average of tested people in the last 7 days is 44,942.

Greek authorities have announced Tuesday a new record high in daily COVID-19 infections for this year, and one of the highest figures since the beginning of the pandemic. 

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