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Covid-19: Record 263 Intubated Patients in Greece on Tuesday

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A total of 2,384 cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in the country over the last day, and 41 deaths were recorded in those who had suffered from the virus. There are currently a record 263 intubated patients in intensive care units around Greece.
The rapid increase in the number of intubated patients has led to immense strain on the Greek healthcare system, as the number of beds available for use by Covid-19 patients continues to decrease.
Of the total 2,384 new cases announced on Tuesday, 50 were identified during testing at Greece’s points of entry.
In total, 60,570 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Greece since the beginning of the pandemic, including all those who have recovered from the virus. Of this total, 4,510 are associated with foreign travel and 16,382 with contact with a known case.
Of the 263 intubated patients, 86.3% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions. Their median age is 66, and 71 of the patients are women. A total of 336 patients have been discharged from ICUs around the country.
The 41 new deaths recorded on Tuesday bring the number of total fatalities in the country to 866. Of those who lost their lives after suffering with the virus, a total of 351 have been women.
The median age of those who passed away from Covid-19 is 79, and 96.5% of them were over the age of 70 or had underlying health issues.

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