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Greece Reports 144 New Coronavirus Cases and 4 Deaths on Sunday

September 6, 2020

ATHENS — There were 144 new cases of SARS-Cov-2 detected in Greece on Sunday, of which 24 were found during checks at the entrances into the country, the National Public Health Organisation (NPHO) announced.

The total number of cases in the country has now increased to 11,524, of which 55.7 pct are men and 2,245 (19.5 pct) are linked to travel abroad, while 5,017 (43.5 pct) are linked to another known case.

The number of patients with Covid-19 needing respiratory support was 41 on Sunday, while their median age was 70 years old. Ten of these cases were women and 92.7 pct had either an underlying condition or were aged above 70 years old. A total of 161 Covid-19 patients have exited ICUs.

There were four more deaths related to Covid-19 on Sunday, bringing the total to 284. Of these, 106 were women while the median age of those that died was 78 and 96.1 pct had either an underlying condition or were aged above 70.

Of the cases located on Sunday, 20 were linked to known instances of congestion and 13 to a recent trip within the country. Over a third (51 cases) were in Attica, with another nine each in Thessaloniki, Pella and Pieria, seven in Iraklio, six in Kozani and five in Achaia, with the rest spread out throughout the country.

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