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Covid-19 Cases in Greece Over 20,000 for Third Day

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Greece confirmed 21,863 new Covid-19 infections and 56 deaths associated with the virus in the last 24 hours, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) announced on Thursday.

A total of 23,335 cases had been recorded in the country the day before, Wednesday, and 21,121 on Tuesday, making today the third day straight with cases numbering over 20,000.

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed a total of 2,583,366 Covid-19 infections. Of the cases recorded in the last seven days, 196 infections are related to travel from abroad and 1,077 to other confirmed cases.

Covid-19 cases in Greece number 21,863

The 56 deaths associated with the coronavirus recorded in the last 24 hours bring the total number of people who have died with the virus in Greece to 26,424. Of those who passed away, 95.2 percent had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or over.

A total of 359 coronavirus patients are on ventilators in hospitals on Thursday, compared to the 408 undergoing the treatment the day before.

The median age of intubated patients is 68 and 88.6 percent have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over. Of the total, 237 (66.02%) are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and 122 (33.98%) are fully vaccinated.

A total of 4,324 patients have been discharged from ICUs in Greece since the pandemic began.

In addition, 357 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 seven days was 282.

The median age of those with new infections is 35 years, while the median age of the deceased is 79.

Covid-19 can result in loss of gray matter in the brain

Survivors of Covid-19, even those who had just mild cases of the virus, can lose gray matter in their brains equivalent to ten years of aging, a new study says.

The study, which was published on Monday in the journal Nature, an effort to pin down the difficult diagnosis of “long Covid,” is thought to be the largest of its kind.

The study showed that the brains of people who had recovered from Covid-19 had suffered a greater loss of gray matter and indicated a larger presence of abnormalities in brain tissue compared with those who had avoided the disease.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, many of the physiological changes noted by the researchers were in the area of the brain that is connected to the sense of smell; this sense is often one of the first symptoms of Covid that patients notice after contracting it.

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