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21 new confirmed coronavirus cases in Greece, 5 “imported”

Greece’s health authorities announced 21 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday evening, while no new death has been recorded in the last 48 hours. The total infections stand at 3,287. It is worth noting that new confirmed cases announced daily on the last ten days have constantly 2-digit.

5 of the new cases have been detected among tourists arriving per airplanes.

9 of the new cases have been detected in Xanthi, northeastern Greece, 5 in Thesprotia, 1 in Edessa, west Macedonia and 1 in Athens.

The five cases in Thesprotia, Epirus in western Greece, are related to so-called “cluster 1” that is to the other 7 cases confirmed over the weekend. Samples from 35 more people have been sent to laboratories on Monday.

The infection in Edessa reportedly refers to one nurse in the local hospital.

According to the Health Ministry statement on Monday, of the total 3,287 cases, 725 are related to travel abroad, 1,836 are related to an already known case. The rest are not related to travel or another known case or are still under investigation.

8 patients are intubated in hospitals Intensive Care Units. Their average age is 69, among them is 1 woman. 75% of the patients have underlying health issues or are over 70 years old.

118 patients have been discharged from the ICUs since the beginning of the outbreak.

Number of coronavirus -related deaths remains since Saturday at 190.

Among the deceased were 60 women (31.6%).

The average age of the deceased was 76, the overwhelming majority (100%) had underlying health issues and/or were over 70 years old.


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