46 new cases of coronavirus infections were announced on Thursday, raising the number of confirmed cases in Greece to 464 in total.
For 72 of the total cases no source of contamination would identified.
78 patients are hospitalized. 16 of them are intubated in Athens, Thessaloniki and Patras hospitals; their average age is 69.
So far, 19 patients have been discharged from hospitals.
Since the outbreak, 6 patients lost their lives. They were all men. They had also other health issues such as heart problems, diabetes, respiratory issues and cancer.
Hundreds of rests are being conducted every day, spokesman of National Health Organization Sotiris Tsiodras said during the daily briefing on Thursday afternoon.
he added that one of the hospitalized patients is a man in his early 40’s with obesity problems.
He appealed to citizens to stay home and especially to not travel or move to the islands.
“It can’t be that ferries are full as in the peak of summer holidays,” Tsiodras said. He pointed out that the health care system on the islands is not sufficient to treat virus infections and urged people to refrain from importing the coronavirus to the small communities. “Think of the elderly on the islands,” he stressed.
The government is proceeding with express hiring of medical staff to meet the increased needs in time of the virus outbreak.
500 nursing staff has been hired in the last two weeks.
100 doctors have been hired, procedures for the hiring of another 254 continue.
Hiring of doctors, nurses, paramedics and staff for ambulances continue.
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In other news: 94 people died in Greece because of the seasonal flu. 34 of them were vaccinated.