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Covid: Greece Records Over One Hundred Deaths on Friday

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The number of Covid-related deaths in Greece continues to remain above 100 on a daily basis. Credit: Odysseas Karadis/Greek Reporter

Greece recorded 107 Covid-related deaths on Friday, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 23,195. Of these, 95.0 percent suffered from an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or over.

According to the National Public Health Organization (EODY) 22,362 new coronavirus infections were also detected in the last 24 hours, with 84 of these identified at entry points to the country.

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed a total of 1,890,296 infections. Among the confirmed cases of the last seven days, 425 infections were related to travel from abroad and 1,220 to other confirmed cases.

There were 8,024 new cases reported in Attica, Greece’s most populous region, and 1,968 in the northern port city of Thessaloniki.

A total of 605 patients are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 66 years and 83.8 percent have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over. Of the total, 483 (79.83 percent) are unvaccinated or partly vaccinated and 122 (20.17 percent) are fully vaccinated.

In addition, 472 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospitals in the last 24 hours. The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 449.

The median age of new infections is 35 years, while the median age of the deceased is 78.

Greece dials back Covid measures

Greece dialed back its coronavirus measures on Thursday, as Health Minister Thanos Plevris announced that music would be allowed once again in bars and restaurants starting Monday.

After the country experienced a troubling jump in cases around the holidays, a strict set of anti-virus measures were put in place, which involved banning music from bars, restaurants, and cafes, which would have to close at midnight.

Such establishments will be under no restrictions in terms of operating hours as of Monday. However, all patrons must still be seated — no standing customers will be allowed — as per the original measures.

Additionally, the limit of 1,000 spectators at stadiums, which can operate at up to 10% of their capacity, will remain in effect.

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