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Greece Reports 16 New COVID-19 Cases, Three Deaths in Last 24 Hours

ATHENS – The Health Ministry on Wednesday reported 16 new confirmed Covid-19 cases, bringing the country's total to 2,760. Of these, 610 are traced to travel abroad and 1,402 to known cases in Greece.

Of the 16 new cases, 10 are connected to group infections, the ministry said.

It also reported three new deaths, raising the death toll to 155, of whom 41 were women. The average age of all the deceased was 75 years of age while a 93.5 pct suffered from serious health issues or were at least 70 years old.

Some 28 Covid-19 patients are being treated in Intensive Care Units while 88 patients have been discharged from ICUs. The average age of all patients presently in ICUs is 71 years and 10 are women, while a 96.4 pct of these suffer from serious underlying health issues or are aged 70 or older.

A total of 112,042 diagnostic tests for the novel coronavirus have so far been carried out nationwide.

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