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Greece Registers 2,198 New Virus Cases, Patients on Ventilators Reach 400

November 16, 2020

ATHENS — Greece recorded 2,198 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, of which 21 were identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Monday.

This brings all novel coronavirus infections to date to 76,403. Of these, 4,675 are linked to travel abroad and 19,638 to already known cases.

Patients on ventilators showed a spike, reaching 400 to date. Their median age is 65 years, 79.5 pct have an underlying condition or are aged 70 or more, and 126 are women. Another 383 have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece.

In addition, EODY recorded another 59 deaths, bringing fatalities to 1,165. Of the latter, their median age was 80 and 97.2 pct had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or more. Of the total, 473 were women.

Greece has imposed a nationwide nightly curfew as the number of COVID-19 cases in the country continues to surge despite a lockdown. 

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