Greece confirmed 19,705 new coronavirus infections and 46 deaths associated with the virus in the last 24 hours, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) announced on Saturday.
A total of 23,621 cases had been recorded in the country the day before, Friday, and 55 people died with the virus.
Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed a total of 2,776,192 coronavirus infections. Of the cases recorded in the last seven days, 189 infections are related to travel from abroad and 1,818 to other confirmed cases.
300 people with the coronavirus on ventilators in Greece
The 46 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 26,893. Of those who passed away, 95.2 percent had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or over.
A total of 300 coronavirus patients are on ventilators in hospitals on Saturday, compared to the 354 undergoing the treatment the day before.
The median age of intubated patients is 69 and 90.8 percent have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over. Of the total, 224 are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and 125 are fully vaccinated.
A total of 4,389 patients have been discharged from ICUs in Greece since the pandemic began.
In addition, 372 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 372.
The median age of those with new infections is 35 years, while the median age of the deceased is 79.
After a recent spike in cases was recorded across the world, WHO spokesperson Margaret Harris stated that the pandemic is “far from over” on Friday.
Previously, public health experts predicted that the pandemic may be nearing its end this year, but that its end would largely depend on increasing vaccination rates across the world.
Even though case numbers had been declining across the world for a month, last week saw a surprising uptick in transmissions internationally. “We are definitely in the middle of the pandemic,” Harris stated.
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