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23 new coronavirus cases in Greece, among them 10 “imported”

23 new confirmed coronavirus cases have been recorded in Greece in the last 24 hours, and among them are 10 imported, health authorities announced on Wednesday evening. The total infections stand at 3,432.

It is the first time since the country opened its gates on June 15, that imported cases reach two-digits.

No new deat in the past 24 hours, the death toll remains at 192.

New Cases – Geographical distribution

10 of the new confirmed cases are imported: 4 detected at the border-crossing Promachonas with Bulgaria, 4 in passengers on international flights and 2 came from Albania.

8 cases are in Xanthi, north-eastern Greece, where there are some restrictions due to rising number of infections.

2 are in Kastoria, Western Macedonia and each 1 in Rodopi, Attica and Karpathos.

The case in Karpathos reportedly refers to a 74-year-old Greek-American who had recently traveled to U.S. The man, who has underlying health issues, was transferred to Heraklio, Crete, on Tuesday, where he remains hospitalized.

Until the patient developed “suspicious symptoms” he had contact with several people on the island. Authorities are tracking his contacts..

General information July 1

According to the Health Ministry statement on Wednesday,  of the total 3,432 cases, 777 are related to travel abroad, 1,906 are related to an already known case. The rest are not related to travel or another known case or are still under investigation.

9 patients are intubated in hospitals Intensive Care Units. Their average age is 58, among them are 4 women. 88.9% of the patients have underlying health issues or are over 70 years old.

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

Number of coronavirus-related deaths stands at 192.

Among the deceased were 61 women.

The average age of the deceased was 76, and 95.8% had underlying health issues and/or were over 70 years old.

Over 312,775 coronvairus tests have been conducted since beginning of the year, 5,508 (1.81%) were positive. The data include several tests conducted on a single patient, as well.

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