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.


ATHENS - Greece confirmed 10,783 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 55 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Sunday.

Top Stories

United States

JANUARY 14-17 GLENBROOK, NV – The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco 2022 Young Adult Winter Retreat ‘Citizens of the Desert: Embracing Our Role as Christian Witnesses to Our World’ takes place January 14-17, Martin Luther King weekend, at Lake Tahoe, the Galilee Camp and Conference Center, 1776 U.


CHICAGO – The Greek Women’s University Club (GWUC) celebrated the organization’s 90th anniversary and the launch of the Hellenic Revolution’s 200th anniversary with a scholarship presentation to three female students on December 29th at Jameson’s Charhouse.


The long-awaited historical epic film My Beloved Smyrna (Σμυρνη Μου Αγαπημενη)  has arrived in Greek cinema theaters after a glamorous premiere at the Megaron - Athens Concert Hall.


TNH’s Happenings of the Week by Eraklis Diamataris

The National Herald’s Happenings of the Week (Jan 8 – Jan 15) as have been reported at the print and digital editions of TNH and presented by the TNH Editor Eraklis Diamataris.