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Coronavirus Cases, Deaths in Greece Begin to Increase

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Greece confirmed 22,694 new coronavirus infections and 70 deaths associated with the virus in the last 24 hours, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) announced on Monday.

A total of 11,986 cases had been recorded in the country the day before, Sunday, and 48 people died with the virus.

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed a total of 2,658,296 Covid-19 infections. Of the cases recorded in the last seven days, 214 infections are related to travel from abroad and 1,347 to other confirmed cases.

Coronavirus cases in Greece number 22,694

The 70 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 26,635. Of those who passed away, 95.2 percent had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or over.

A total of 364 coronavirus patients are on ventilators in hospitals on Monday, compared to the 356 undergoing the treatment the day before.

The median age of intubated patients is 68 and 90.4 percent have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over. Of the total, 244 (67.03%) are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and 120 (32.97%) are fully vaccinated.

A total of 4,357 patients have been discharged from ICUs in Greece since the pandemic began.

In addition, 242 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 284.

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

Greek PM tests positive for coronavirus

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Monday he was tested positive for Covid-19 and that he would self-isolate.

Mitsotakis returned from a visit to Turkey on Sunday where he met President Erdogan and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

On Monday posted a video message explaining that he will be working from home.

“Lately we have all been dealing with the war in Ukraine. But the coronavirus is still here. In the daily test I did this morning I tested positive, so I will be isolated at home and work from there. Remember that triple vaccination provides the best protection against serious illness. I am sure that everything is going well and that very soon I will be in the office again,” the Greek Prime Minister said.

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