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Greece Reports 2,327 New COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths on Saturday

ATHENS — There were 2,327 new laboratory-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Greece over the last 24 hours, the National Public Health Organisation (NPHO) said on Saturday, of which six were intercepted during checks at the country's borders. The total number of patients admitted to hospital for Covid-19 over the same period was 68, while the number of patients in ICUs with Covid was 142 and two people died.

This raises the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic to 437,345 (daily change 0.5 pct) of which 51.2 pct were men. Based on the number of confirmed cases in the last seven days, 153 are considered linked to travel from abroad and 1,986 are linked to an already known case.

Of the patients in ICUs, 67.6 pct are men, while their median age was 66 years old and 86.6 pct have either an underlying disease or are aged over 70. Since the start of the pandemic, 2,735 patients have been discharged from ICUs.

The new hospital admissions showed a daily rate of change of 15.25 pct, with the rolling average for admissions in the last seven days at 56. The median age of new cases was 42 and the median age of people that died was 78 (ranging from 0.2 to 106 years old in each case).

The total number of deaths linked to Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic has risen to 12,787, of which 95.2 pct had either an underlying condition or were aged above 70 years old.

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