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Greece Records 639 New Coronavirus Cases, 62 Deaths on Monday

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On Monday, a total of 639 cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in Greece, down from 693 on Sunday — which was itself a significantly lower figure than those recorded in recent months.

In the past day, 62 people with the virus passed away in the country, which was 23 fewer than Sunday. Currently, 558 patients with Covid-19 are intubated in Greece.

In total, 125,173 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the country since the beginning of the pandemic, including all those who have recovered from the virus. Of this total, 5,126 are associated with foreign travel, and 35,741 are associated with contact with a known case.

Of the 558 patients intubated currently, 77.2% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions. Their median age is 66, and 166 of the patients are female. A total of 732 patients have been discharged from ICUs around the country.

The 62 new deaths recorded on Monday bring the total number of fatalities in the country to 3,687. Of all those who lost their lives after suffering from the virus, a total of 1,475 have been female.

The median age of those who passed away with Covid-19 is 79, and 95.7% of them were over the age of 70 or suffered from underlying health issues.

Holiday Lockdown

The entire country will remain under strict lockdown measures until January 7, 2021, with schools, cafes, bars, restaurants, and most retail shops remaining closed to the public. Hair salons, bookstores, and stores that sell seasonal holiday items are currently open, however.

On Monday, the Greek government announced further lockdown rules for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as well as for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Gatherings at homes will be limited to a maximum of nine people from two families, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said. He added that the 10 p.m. — 5 a.m. curfew will still apply as well, even during the holidays.

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