Greece Confirms 346 New Coronavirus Cases and 8 Deaths

September 22, 2020

ATHENS — Greece registered 346 new confirmed novel coronavirus infections on Tuesday, with 23 people linked to known clusters and 25 identlified as being infected at the country's entry points.

The National Public Health Organization announced that all cases since the pandemic arrived in Greece in late February total 15,928, of whom 2,651 are believed to be related to travel abroad and 6,687 are related to an already known case.

A total of 77 people are intubated. Their median age is 69 years, 88.3 pct have an underlying condition or are aged 70 or more, and 21 of them are women.

Another 185 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic broke out in Greece.

In addition, another 8 deaths bring the number of fatalities to 352. The median age of the deceased was 78 years, and 96.9 pct had an underlying condition and/or were 70 years old or more. Of the 352, 131 were women.


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