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Covid-19 Update: 5,991 New Cases, 69 Deaths, 594 Intubated in Greece

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The Covid-19 update for Saturday issued by Greece’s National Public Health Organization (EOPY) shows 5,991 new confirmed cases, 69 deaths and 594 intubations.

The number of new infections along with the fatalities and the overcrowding of the greek health system is a major source of concern for government and public.

According to EOPY, of the laboratory-confirmed cases of the disease recorded in the last 24 hours, four were identified after checks at the country’s entry gates.

The total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic is 874,812 (daily change + 0.7 percent), of which 50.6 percent are men.

Based on the confirmed cases of the last seven days, 108 are considered to be related to travel from abroad and 3,239 are related to an already known case.

The new deaths of patients with Covid-19 amount to 69, while since the beginning of the pandemic a total of 17,237 people have lost their lives from the disease.

Of the total number of deceased, 95.3 percent had an underlying disease and / or were of age 70 years and older.

The number of patients currently treated by intubation is 594 (60.8 percent men). Their median age is 65 years, while 84.2 percent have an underlying disease and / or are age 70 years and older.

More than 8 out of 10 intubated patients were not vaccinated

Among the 594 Covid-19 patients in intubation, 493 (83 percent) are not vaccinated or partially vaccinated and 101 (17 percent) are fully vaccinated.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,437 patients have been discharged from ICU. The admission of new Covid-19 patients to the hospitals in the territory is 452 (daily change -7.38 percent).

The average seven-day admission is 438 patients. The median age of cases is 38 years (range 0.2 to 106 years), while the median age of fatalities is 78 years (range 0.2 to 106 years).

The number of new infections in the two great metropolitan centers is 1,632 in Attica and 1,049 in Thessaloniki.

New measures as of Monday

The Greek government has announced a number of new measures to curb the spread of Covid-19. The measures will go into effect on Monday.

The new emergency effects will continue until December 6, with the aim to go into the Christmas season with a decrease in infections.

The new measures target the citizens who are not vaccinated against Covid-19, barring them from restaurants, bars, coffee shops, theaters, cinemas, museums, galleries, sports and cultural events.

Retail stores will be open from 10 am until 9 pm while super markets, pharmacies and bakeries will be open during the usual hours.

This measure will prevent crowding during peak hours in the public transportation system so only people who commute to work can use the system during those hours.

In the public and private sector, people who can work from home will be urged to do so again, as during the two lockdown periods in the pandemic.

Also, working hours in the public and private sector will be flexible so not all employees will have to be at work, or commute, at the same time.

Children and teenagers, ages 4 to 17, will have to present a 24-hour self test to their school two times a week. The Covid-19 test will have to be presented for entry to restaurants, theaters, cinemas, museums, galleries, sports and cultural events.



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