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Greece Reports 217 New Coronavirus Cases, 2 Deaths in Last 24 Hours

ATHENS — The National Public Health Organization (EODY) announced 217 confirmed novel coronavirus cases on Sunday, of which 15 were identified at entry points to Greece.

A total of 7,075 cases have been recorded in Greece since the pandemic broke out in this country, with 1,667 of these related to travel abroad and 3,353 related to an already known case.

Twenty-four people are in ICUs, and their median age is 63 years. They include 8 women. Exactly half have an underlying condition or are aged 70 or above. Another 136 have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece.

In addition, 2 people died since Saturday, bringing the fatalities total to 228. Of these, 79 were women. The median age was 77 years of age and 95.6 pct of the deceased had an underlying condition.

Breaking down the 217 new cases since Saturday, EODY said 199 were full-time residents of Greece, and of these 21 had travelled domestically. Another 16 were connected to known clusters of infections.

In terms of regions, most cases were located in Attica (73, with 13 linked to domestic travel), Thessaloniki (37, of which 3 were linked to known clusters and 8 to domestic travel), Chania and Iraklio on Crete (14 and 10, respectively) and Evros (11, linked to a known cluster). The rest of the listed regions of Greece had 1-3 confirmed cases of infections.

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