Greece Confirms 716 New Coronavirus Cases on Thursday, 18 Deaths

ATHENS — Greece confirmed 716 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, of which 7 were identified at the country's entry points, said the National Public Health Organization (EODY).

All cases in Greece total 154.796 of which 5.904 relate to travel from abroad and 48.259 to already confirmed infection cases.

A total of 268 individuals are intubated. Their median age is 68 years, 86.2 pct have an underlying condition or are aged 70 or more and 194 of them are men. Another 1.095 have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic.

EODY also registered 18 new deaths, bringing coronavirus fatalities to 5.742 in total. The median age of all fatalities was 79 years, and 95.5 pct had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or above.

Meanwhile, Greece continues to hold a favourable position in terms of the coronavirus epidemic in comparison with most European countries according to the reviewed maps that were published on Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

In this week's reviewed map, Greece is the only country to have any "green areas" in the EU, particularly in the regions of Epirus and the islands, from the Ionian to the Cyclades and the Dodecanese.

The maps reflect the epidemiological picture in EU member states and the new data regarding the combined test index, new incidents and death index for the period 21 to 28 January, 2021.

As the experts say, this means that in the entire Greece the pandemic positivity index is below the alarm limit (4 percent), something that does not happen in most European countries.

Additionally, most of Greece is "orange" in terms of incidents per 100,000 citizens.


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