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24,246 Coronavirus Cases Found in Greece Wednesday

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Greece announced that a total of 24,246 new Covid-19 cases had been diagnosed around the country on Wednesday, while 77 people suffering with the coronavirus had passed away over the past 24 hours.

There had been a total of 80 coronavirus-related deaths in Greece on Tuesday; Wednesday’s total represented a decrease of three. A total of 32,694 Covid-19 cases had been diagnosed on Tuesday in Greece.

The number of admissions of new coronavirus patients to Greek hospitals on Wednesday came to 654, showing a significant daily increase of 31.59%. The average number of admissions over the last seven days was 578 patients.

Meanwhile, there are 670 people on ventilators across Greece on Wednesday, showing an increase of 30 from the day prior.

84.33% of intubated patients with coronavirus in Greece are unvaccinated

Among intubated patients, officials state that 565 (84.33%) are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 105 (15.67%) are fully vaccinated.

The number of tests performed around the country during the last 24 hours came to 350,180, and the positivity rate is 6.9%, up from yesterday’s rate of 5.6%.

A total of 68 Covid-19 cases were identified after checks at the country’s entrance gates and borders.

The total number of cases as of Wednesday comes to 1,592,460. Based on the confirmed cases of the last seven days, 633 are considered to be related to travel from abroad and 2,113 are related to an already known case.

A total of 21,637 Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded since the beginning of the pandemic. Almost all of the victims, 95.1%, suffered from underlying disease and / or were age 70 years and older.

On Wednesday, officials from the EODY stated that 79.9% of all intubated patients have an underlying disease and / or are age 70 years and older.

The median age of death in those who have the coronavirus in Greece is 78 years, showing no change from several days prior.

Coronavirus measures extended in Greece

Greece will extend the health measures put in place to curb the spread of the virus before the holidays for another week.

Music will continue to be banned from all restaurants, bars, and cafes, and such establishments can only remain open until midnight.

There is a limit of six customers to each table, and no patrons can be standing.

Greeks must wear either two surgical masks or one high-protection mask (KN95, N95, FFP2) in supermarkets, public transportation, and other high-traffic areas. Similar masking rules are in effect for all those who work in the service industry as well.

The number of spectators at sports fields and stadiums will be reduced to 10% of the venue’s capacity, with a cap of 1,000 people.

According to the new measures, a total of 50% of workers in both the private and public sectors will work from home.

In order to protect residents, all visitors to senior-care homes and facilities for those with long-term illnesses will have to show a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of their visit, regardless of their vaccination status.

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