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Greece Confirms 339 New COVID-19 Cases

September 18, 2020

ATHENS — Greece registered 339 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, as announced at the live briefing on the pandemic held on Friday.

Of these, 64 were traced to known sources and 39 were identified at the country's entry points.

All cases since the pandemic reached Greece total 14,738 (55.7 pct are men). Of these, 2,541 are linked to travel abroad and 6,191 to already identified cases.

A total of 71 people are intubated. Their median age is 69 years old, 20 are women and 87.3 percent of the total have an underlying condition or are aged 70 or more. Since the start of the pandemic, 177 have been discharged from ICUs.

In addition, 2 deaths were registered on Friday, bringing the fatality total to 327. Of the deceased, 122 are women. The median age of all is 78 and 96.6 pct had an underlying condition and/or age of 70 years or more.

Gov't introduces stricter measures in Athens to stem rise in novel coronavirus infections

A return to working from home for both private and public companies, stricter crowd control measures, and the quarantine of asymptomatic migrants who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus were some of the emergency measures introduced on Friday afternoon by the government.

Following a rise in coronavirus infections particularly in the center of Athens, and a rise in hospitalizations, Deputy Minister for Civil Protection and Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias said that the measures would go into effect on Monday, September 21 and last through October 4.

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