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Coronavirus infections in Greece jump again: 57 new cases, majority in Attica, among tourists

For second consecutive day, new confirmed coronavirus cases jumped to over 50. Health authorities announced on Wednesday evening, 57 new cases, with the majority of them located in Attica and among tourists.

The daily growth is at 1.3%, authorities stated, and the total infections have increased to 4,336.

With no new death in the last 24 hours, death toll remains at 203.

Authorities reintroduced the mandatory use of mask in almost all enclosed public places on July 29, 2020. In a circular issued by the Interior Ministry on Wednesday, all civil servants who come in contact with citizens during work are obliged to wear a face mask.

Epidemiologists daily express their concerns on the course of the pandemic in the country, especially in the urban centers.

Currently the active cases are 429, head of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias. announced on Tuesday. 596 people are close contacts of the active cases in self-isolation.

66 active cases are in Thessaloniki, 145 in Attica.

Of the 145 active cases in Attica, 36 are hospitalized and 109 people in self-isolation. In Thessaloniki, of the 66 active cases, 8 are hospitalized and 58 in self-isolation.

Geographical distribution July 29

The new 57 new cases on Monday have been detected:

10  at the entry points in Greece.

3 more travellers voluntarily sought laboratories for Covid-19 test in the country after they developed some symptoms. They were tested positive.

Attica tops again the list with 18 new confirmed cases.

The remaining new cases are:

11 in Thessaloniki and 7 in Kavala

2 on the island of Lefkada.

Each one (1) is in Achaia, imathia, Kilkis, Rodopi, Corinth and Dodecanese.

A 19-year-old student was tested positive on the island of Kalymnos, Dodecanese. Alpha TV reported that she was in contact with somebody from Ptolemaida, western Macedonia. The student and her family are in self-isolation, health authorities are tracking other contacts.

Among the new cases in Attica is also a patient at the Dromokaitio psychiatric public hospital. the patient was most likely infected by a nurse who was tested positive a few days ago.

General information July 29

According to the Health Ministry statement on Wednesday, 54.4% of the total of infections affect men.

Of the total coronavirus cases, 1,212 (28%)  are related to travel abroad, 2,157(49.7%) are related to an already known case. The rest are cases not related to travel or another known case or are still under investigation.

Average age of the infected in 49 with age range between 0 and 102.

Number of patients intubated in ICUs are 8. Among them are two women. The average age of the intubated patients has decreased to 56 from 58 until Monday. 75% of the intubated patients have underlying health issues or are over 70 years old.

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

Number of coronavirus-related deaths increased to 203.

Among the deceased were 66 women. The average age of the deceased was 76 with range age between 35 and 102.

96% had underlying health issues and/or were over 70 years old.

Tests

According to the Health Ministry on Wednesday, a total of 511,429 tests have been conducted since beginning of the year, 6,442 (1.4%) are positive. The data include several tests conducted on a single patient, as well.

Head  of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias announced earlier on Tuesday the number of tests conducted at the Greek entry points and the number of “imported” cases for the time period July 1-26, 2020.

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