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Death toll in Greece reaches 271; Coronavirus infections in August 5,730

Three more patients infected with coronavirus died on Tuesday morning, raising the death toll in Greece to 271. The latest fatalities are two men, 79 and 80 years old, hospitalized in Thessaloniki. They were the 19th and the 20th victims from the nursing home in Asvestochori. The outbreak in the nursing home was caused by a worker who had contact with a person  who had attended a music concert in Halkidiki and where some bartenders were infected.

Another victim of the last hours was a 102-year-old woman hospitalized in Evaggelismos in Athens.

Authorities are on alert due to outbreak in facilities like nursing homes, accommodation centers for migrants and refugees and workplaces and are intensifying checks for the implementation of the protection measures against the coronavirus.

Especially closed structures are evolving into a new headache in the fight against the coronavirus, ie the spaces can easily become hotbeds of the virus.

A few hours after the detection of coronavirus infections in a hosting facility for refugee minors in Vyronas suburb of Athens authorities imposed quarantine. 20 children and 11 workers have been tested positive. One 15-year-old boy was relocated to another facility as he is considered as vulnerable because he undergoes dialysis treatment.

The refugees and migrants accommodation center in Ritsona, north-western Attica, was placed under quarantine Tuesday noon, after one woman was tested positive. It was the second infection in a week.

As controls are intensified, authorities imposed a 10,000-eurofine into a nursing home in Korydallos suburb of western Athens, for not keeping archive of the daily temperature measure and no hand disinfectant was available at the entrance of the nursing home.

Test results of dozens of elderly and staff in a nursing home in Moschato, southern Athens, a expected today. A nurse was tested positive to Covid-19 last Saturday. There are reportedly 67 elderly and 45 employees.

Meanwhile, there are media reports of one confirmed case among the crew of a frigate of the Greek Navy.

The month of August turned bad for Greece as the confirmed coronavirus cases were more in this month alone than in the previous five months together:  Feb 26-July 31 = 4,587 cases, August 1-31 = 5,730 cases.

According to EODY bulletin on Monday, the total infections since the outbreak in Late February stand at 10,317.

65 people died due to Covid-19 in August.

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