Greece Confirms 269 New Coronavirus Cases, No Deaths in Last 24hrs

ATHENS — Greece confirmed another 269 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the National Public Health Organization said on Thursday. Infections since the pandemic first appeared in Greece total 7,934, with slightly over half (55.3 pct) being men.

Of the total, 1,783 are related to travel abroad and 3,658 to already known cases.

In addition, 30 people are intubated, and their median age is 68 years. Of them, 7 are women and 46.7 pct of the total have an underlying condition or are aged 70 or over.

Since the start of the pandemic, 140 people have been discharged from ICUs.

No new deaths were reported on Thursday. Fatalities total 235 since the start of the pandemic, and 82 of them were women. The median age of the deceased was 77 years and 95.3 pct had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 years or more.

The breakdown of the new infections show that of the total, 250 were infected domestically, and of these 22 contracted the virus during recent travel in Greece.

In terms of concentrations, 11 cases were identified during checks at entry points to Greece, and areas with the highest number of cases include the regions of Attica (90) and Thessaloniki (67). Others included the regions of Cycladic Islands (15), the island of Crete (all regions, 11), Lesvos island and Pella region (8 each), and Imathia (7) while most other regions each registered 3 or fewer cases.



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