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Greece Confirms 3,197 New COVID-19 Cases on Tuesday, 52 Deaths

ATHENS — Greece confirmed 3,197 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 14 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) reported on Tuesday.

Greece has confirmed 367,076 infections from the start of the pandemic (daily change: +0.9 pct). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 59 infections are related to travel from abroad and 2,617 to other confirmed cases.

There are also 52 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 11,141. Of these, 95.2 pct had an underlying condition and/or were 70 years old.

A total of 732 patients are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 67 years and 83.3 pct have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or more. Another 2,216 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

In addition, 294 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change of a -23.24 pct). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 364.

The median age of new infections is 44 years, while the median age of the deceased is 78.

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