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Greek COVID-Related Deaths Exceed 4,000 Since Start of Pandemic

December 18, 2020

ATHENS — Greece registered another 916 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, with 8 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Friday.

Since the start of the pandemic, Greece has registered 129,584 cases of which 5,178 are linked to travel abroad and 37,630 to already known cases.

Patients at hospitals who are on ventilators on Friday totalled 527. Their median age is 67 years, 77.6 pct have an underlying condition or are aged 70 or more, and 52.5 pct are men.

Another 797 have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece.

EODY also recorded another 96 deaths, raising the number of deaths to 4,044 in total. Of the total, their median age was 79 years and 95.6 pct had an underlying condition and/or were 70 years old or older, while 1,631 were women.

Despite six weeks of lockdown measures, coronavirus deaths and infections remain high, piling pressure on the country s health system. 

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