Greece reports 416 new coronavirus infections, 240 of them in Attica; 79 in ICUs, 5 fatalities

Ιατρικό προσωπικό του ΕΟΔΥ πραγματοποιεί ελέγχους σε ποίτες για τον ιό covid-19 σε κινητό συνεργείο ελέγχου λοιμώξεων του οργανισμού στην πλατεία Κουμουνδούρου. AΠΕ-ΜΠΕ/ΚΩΣΤΑΣ ΤΣΙΡΩΝΗΣ




Greece reported 416 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, of which 55 are related to known clusters and 59 were identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization said.

Greek coronavirus cases total 18,123. Of these, 2,898 relate to travel abroad and 7,479 to already known cases.

A total of 79 people are intubated in hospitals, and their median age is 68 years; 88.6 pct have underlying conditions and/or are 70 years old ormore, while 19 are women. Another 207 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic arrived in Greece.

There are in addition 5 more deaths to report, bringing casualties to 388, with 143 of them being women. The median age for all was 78 years and 96.6 pct had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 years or more.

  • Of the new 416 coronavirus infections reported on Tuesday, 240 are located in Attica, especially central Athens, professor and member of the Ministry of Health’s experts group on the coronavirus, Gkikas Magiorkinis during a twice-weekly televised briefing.

Magiorkinis also referred to the “Mein Schiff 6” cruiseship, where 12 crew members were believed to have tested positive to a coronavirus test and isolated on board. The cruiseship docked in Piraeus on Tuesday morning and follow-up testing proved that all 12 were cleared of being infected, as did 24 others traced to them. “The measures were taken to limit the possibility of cluster infections,” he said, explaining the interruption of the cruise, with stops at three Greek ports. Samples taken from the ship’s surfaces also proved to be clear of the virus, he noted.

Deputy Minister for Civil Protection and Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias said that the rapid rise of infections and particularly of intubated patients did not allow for any relaxation of measures. The issue is not to keep discussing new measures, but to observe the ones already in effect, he said.

  • Speaking of schools, he said that 10 units have been suspended nationally, and sections of 113 schools as well. A total of 93 of the 123 schools are located in Attica, Hardalias noted.

In Evrotas, South Peloponnese, the first 805 tests conducted on migrants have shown so far 39 positive cases. They are not all farm workers, he said.

Source: ANA – MPA

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