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Covid-19 Cases Reach 27,490 in Greece on Monday

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Greece confirmed 27,490 new Covid-19 infections and 73 deaths associated with the virus in the last 24 hours, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) announced on Monday.

A total of 13,429 cases had been recorded in the country the day before, Sunday, and 52 people died with the virus.

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed a total of 2,957,810 coronavirus infections. Of the cases recorded in the last seven days, 150 infections are related to travel from abroad and 1,165 to other confirmed cases.

342 people with Covid-19 on ventilators in Greece

The 73 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 27,341. Of those who passed away, 95.3 percent had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or over.

A total of 342 coronavirus patients are on ventilators in hospitals on Monday, and the same number of people were undergoing the treatment the day before.

The median age of intubated patients is 70 and 90.9 percent have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over. Of the total, 201 (58.77%) are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and 141 (41.23%) are fully vaccinated.

A total of 4,431 patients have been discharged from ICUs in Greece since the pandemic began.

In addition, 441 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 402.

The median age of those with new infections is 36 years, while the median age of the deceased is 79.

Covid-19 can damage 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 recent 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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