Greek COVID-19 Cases Jump Again; 1,400 New, 27 Deaths

February 18, 2021

ATHENS — Greece confirmed 1,400 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 10 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Thursday.

Greece has confirmed 176,059 infections from the start of the pandemic. In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 50 infections are related to travel from abroad and 1,497 to already confirmed cases.

Another 181 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours, a drop of 14.22 pct since the previous day. The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals was 215 patients over the last 7 days.

In addition, 320 patients are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 70 years and 88.4 pct has an underlying condition and/or is aged 70 or more. Another 1,256 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

There are also 27 new confirmed deaths, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 6,221. Of these, 95.6 pct had an underlying condition and/or were 70 years old.



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