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Greece Sees Spike in COVID-19 Cases for 2nd Consecutive Day

ATHENS — Greece confirmed 1,820 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 6 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Wednesday.

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 430,960 infections (daily change: 0.4 pct). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 147 infections are related to travel from abroad and 1,636 to other confirmed cases.

There are also 9 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 12,763. Of these, 95.2 pct had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or over.

A total of 159 patients are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 66 years and 88.1 pct have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over. Another 2,713 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

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In addition, 59 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change: +22.92 pct). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 45.

The median age of new infections is 43 years (range: 0.2 to 106 years), while the median age of the deceased is 78 (range: 0.2 to 106 years).

Meanwhile, the sharp increase in Covid-19 cases reported yesterday has resulted in a much higher turnout by the public for free rapid tests offered by National Public Health Organisation (NPHO) mobile teams in the southern suburbs on Wednesday.

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In the coastal suburb of Glyfada, the municipality officially announced an 8.49 pct increase in positive tests, the highest rate since the start of the pandemic, and the entire municipality is on high alert.

Free rapid tests are being carried out daily in Glyfada between 8:00 in the morning and 13:00 in the afternoon, at different locations.

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