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COVID-19: Number of Cases, Deaths Stabilizes in Greece

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The number of new COVID-19 infections and deaths in Greece seems to stabilize below the high figures of last week.

On Saturday, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) announced 16,023 new cases and 72 deaths, while 567 patients are intubated. Almost half of the cases reported a month ago.

EODY in its daily report provides more detailed data both for the current cases and in general for the course of the coronavirus in the country.

The new laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases recorded in the last 24 hours are 16,023, of which 48 were identified after checks at the country’s gates.

Almost one in five have been infected

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country has reached 2,036,869  — almost one in five — (daily change + 0.8%), of which 49.8 percent are men.

Based on the confirmed cases of the last seven days, 388 are considered to be related to travel from abroad and 2,728 are related to an already known case.

In the last 24 hours, 72 new deaths were recorded, reaching a total of 23,999 since the beginning of the pandemic, with 95.1 percent of them suffering from an underlying disease or being 70 years old and over.

According to the data from the EODY report, Greece had:

One death of a person aged 20 to 29 years old, one death of a person aged 40 to 49 years, eight aged 50 to 59, 10 deaths of people aged 60-69 years, 13 deaths of people aged 70-79 years, 31 deaths of people 80 to 89 years and eight deaths of people over 90 years old.

Attica leads in the number of cases

The Attica region is leading in the number of cases again with 4,246 new COVID-19 infections, while Thessaloniki follows with 1,944 cases.

The situation is alarming in Achaia region with 503 new cases, in Evros with 422 cases, in Heraklion with 567 cases, in Larissa with 462 cases, in Messinia with 314 cases and in Chania with 396 cases.

The number of patients treated by intubation is 567 (60.7 percent men). Their median age is 66 years, 84.3 percent of them have an underlying disease and / or are age 70 years or older.

Among intubated patients, 439 (77.43 percent) are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and 128 (22.57 percent) are fully vaccinated. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 4,083 patients have been discharged from ICU.

The number of admissions of new COVID-19 patients to hospitals is 479 (daily change -3.43 percent).

The median age of cases is 35 years (range 0.2 to 106 years), while the median age of deaths is 78 years (range 0.2 to 106 years).

COVID-19 death rate in Greece third highest in EU

On Thursday, Greece showed the third highest coronavirus death rate in all of the European Union, with Croatia and Bulgaria ranking first and second, respectively.

The death toll of all three countries surpasses 100 deaths per million people. In Greece, there are 136.05 deaths from COVID-19 out of one million people.

Greece’s death toll is a staggering three times higher than the European average, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

The European countries with the lowest death rates are Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Germany, with 33.35, 31.05, and 24.91 deaths per million people.

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