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Greece Announces 638 New Covid-19 Infections, 25 Deaths on Monday

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A total of 638 coronavirus infections were announced by Greek health authority EODY on Monday, along with 25 deaths that occurred over the past 24 hours.

This represents a welcome decrease in the number of infections nationwide from the 733 that had been detected as of Sunday. The 7-day average for coronavirus infections in Greece is now 998.

The National Organization for Public Health (EODY) reported that the total number of infections is now 164,575,  including all those who have recovered.

For yet another day, more than half of the country’s new cases (361) were diagnosed in Attica.

Of all the new cases, only four were reported at the country’s border crossings and entry points.

A total of 25 Greek citizens died in the past 24 hours after suffering with Covid-19, making the number of the country’s total fatalities climb to 5,997. The median age of all those who succumbed with the virus was 79.

The total number of intubated patients, whose average age is 70, now stands at 276. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 1,169 patients across Greece have been discharged from the ICU.

The EODY also said that authorities have now conducted 3,253,668 PCR tests in Greece and a total of 1,191,775 rapid antigen tests have also been successfully completed since the beginning of the pandemic in Greece.

EU vaccination certificate discussed with Cyprus’ Anastasiades

In remarks made after the conclusion of his meeting with Cyprus President Nikos Anastasiades, Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis referred to the coronavirus situation. “It is necessary for the EU to procure as soon as possible doses of vaccines that it has agreed with the pharmaceutical companies,” he stated, adding that he had also discussed the current coronavirus situation with the Cypriot President.

In that part of Monday’s talks, Mitsotakis added, “(W)e also discussed the issue of how we could facilitate travel,” noting his proposal for the creation of an EU vaccination certificate.

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