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Greece Covid-19 Deaths Reach 70 on Saturday

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Nurses distributing the coronavirus vaccine in Greece. Credit: Greek Reporter

Greece announced that 70 deaths were recorded from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 16,686. Of these, 95.3 percent had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or over.

The National Public Health Organization (EODY) also confirmed 6,154 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 10 of these identified at entry points to the country.

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 828,032 infections. In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 116 infections are related to travel from abroad and 3,185 to other confirmed cases.

A total of 530 patients are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 65 years and 83.2 pct have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over. Of the total, 446 (84.15 percent) are unvaccinated or partly vaccinated and 84 (15.85 percent) are fully vaccinated.

Another 3,397 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

In addition, 413 Covid-19 patients were admitted to the hospital in the last 24 hours. The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 412.

The median age of new infections is 38 years, while the median age of the deceased is 78.

Greece now “Dark Red” country after Covid-19 surge

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The ECDC’s comprehensive coronavirus map, which combines positivity, testing, and notification rates. Credit: ECDC

Greece has now been designated a “dark red” country on the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control’s (ECDC) coronavirus map which shows each European country’s Covid-19 status.

The ECDC releases a series of maps each week that indicate the epidemiological circumstances across Europe, based on data for the 14 days up to midnight on Tuesday of each week.

According to its most comprehensive map, which combines coronavirus positivity, testing, and notification rates, Greece is now a “dark red” country, and the coronavirus situation in the country ranks among the most worrying in Europe.

Belgium, Poland, Holland, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, and Slovenia also rank in the same category as Greece.

Countries have been been given the dark red designation due to an sharp increase in “infections, hospitalizations, and the number of deaths” in a two-week period.

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