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Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis Tests Positive for Covid-19

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PM Kyriakos Mistotakis announced that he tested positive for Covid-19. Credit: PM’s Press Office

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.

Mitsotakis: Covid is still here

“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.

Last week Mitsotakis attended the EU Summit in France, where he met a number of European leaders.

Covid infections in Greece remain high

Greece confirmed 11,986 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, with 27 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said.

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 2,635,614 infections. In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 214 infections are related to travel from abroad and 1,347 to other confirmed cases.

There are also 48 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 26,562.

A total of 356 patients are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 68 years and 90.2% have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over. Of the total, 242 (67.98%) are unvaccinated or partly vaccinated.

In addition, 293 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours. The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 286.

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

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