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Slight Increase in Coronavirus Cases; Downward Trend Over Past Week

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Greece opened up to the rest of the world on Friday despite lingering coronavirus worries. Credit: Greek Reporter

Greek health authorities confirmed a total of 2,188 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with just five of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Friday. This represents an increase of 21 cases over yesterday’s total of 2,167.

This is a fairly major decrease from the 2,489 people who had been diagnosed on Wednesday. Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed a total of 373,881 infections, signifying a daily change of + 0.6%. A total of 51.2% of those who have suffered with the virus are male.

Of all the confirmed cases over the past week, a total of 50 infections were determined to have been related to travel from abroad and 2,629 were linked to other existing cases.

The EODY announced today that there had been approximately 64,000 tests conducted around the nation of Greece in the past day.

There were 56 deaths associated with the coronavirus recorded in the last 24 hours, representing one more than those that had been recorded on Thursday and sixteen fewer than the 70 deaths that had been recorded on Wednesday, bringing the total number of those who have succumbed with the disease to 11,322.

Of these, 95.2 percent suffered from an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or above.

A total of 677 patients are now on ventilators in hospitals, down from a total of 683 on Thursday and 707 the day prior. Their median age is 67 years and 83 percent suffer from an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over. Sixty-two percent of these patients are male.

A total of 2,255 people have been discharged from ICUs in Greece since the pandemic began.

In addition, the number of admissions of new Covid-19 patients in the hospitals in the country came to 381, in contrast to Thursday’s 293 patients that had been admitted, representing a daily change of + 30.03%. The average number of admissions over the past seven days is 344.

The median age of those with new coronavirus infections is now 44 years  — the same figure as was determined yesterday —  while the median age of the deceased is 78.

Attica remains in a “red zone” on the virus map, since out of the 2,188 new cases, 1,077 are located in Attica. There were 215 new cases diagnosed in Thessaloniki and 132 in Etoloakarnania.

The cases in Attica were diagnosed in the following areas:

Eastern Attica: 124 cases
Northern Sector of Athens: 111 cases
West Attica: 82 cases
Western Sector of Athens: 152 cases
Central Sector of Athens: 332 cases
Islands: 6 cases
Southern Athens Sector: 133 cases
Piraeus: 137 cases

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