Greece Reports 407 New Coronavirus Cases, 4 Deaths on Wednesday

ATHENS — Greece confirmed 407 new confirmed novel coronavirus infections on Wednesday, with 56 people linked to known clusters and 25 detected at the country's entry points.

The National Public Health Organization announced that all cases since the pandemic arrived in Greece in late February total 20,947 of whom 3,150 are believed to be related to travel abroad and 8,559 to previously known cases.

A total of 88 people are intubated. Their median age is 67 years, 90.9 pct have an underlying condition or are aged 70 or more, and 24 of them are women.

Another 232 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic broke out in Greece.

In addition, another 4 deaths bring the number of fatalities to 424, of whom 158 were women. The median age of the deceased was 78 years, and 96.5 pct had an underlying condition and/or were al least 70 years old.

The geographical distribution of Wednesday's 407 new coronavirus cases shows that 194 of these were detected in the Attica region, and in the following regions: Kozani (29), Ioannina (26), Thessaloniki (16), Evia (12) and Achaia (11), followed by fewer cases in the country's remaining regions.



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