Second Day with No COVID-19 Deaths in Greece, Ten New Cases

ATHENS – Another 10 new coronavirus cases were officially recorded in Greece in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health announced on Monday, bringing the total of infections since the start of the outbreak in the country to 2,726.

So far, of the total infections, 607 (or 22.3 pct) are traced to travel abroad and 1,374 (50.4 pct) to known cases in Greece.

Thirty-two hospitalized Greeks are intubated. Their average age is 67 years old and 12 of them are women. Nearly all (96.9 pct) have an underlying illness or are over 70 years of age. Another 87 have been discharched from ICUs.

There were no registered deaths since Sunday, while the fatalities since the beginning of the outbreak total 151 (37 were women). The average age of the deceased was 74 years and 93.4 pct had some underlying illness and/or were 70 years of age or more.

In total, 99,363 tests for the virus have taken place in Greece.

(As of today, the daily live briefings will be confined to Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, with bulletins replacing them the rest of the week.)


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