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Coronavirus surpasses 11,000 in Greece: 202 new cases, 1 more death

202  new confirmed coronavirus cases raised the total infections to 11,200; while one more death increased the death toll to 279, health authorities announced on Friday.

The latest victim is a 76-year-old man who contracted the virus during a wedding event in August.

Of the new cases, 10 were detected among tourists: 9 at the entrance gates and 1 to people already in the country.

It is estimated that there are currently 3,100 active cases, with almost half of them without known source of contamination. The spread of the coronavirus is ongoing even though a bit lower than in the previous two weeks.

Official data September 4

According to the official daily bulletin on Friday, 2188 (19.5%) of the total cases are related to travel abroad and 4910(43.8%) are related to already known infection case.

The number of intubated patients in ICUs is 38 from 39 yesterday. Their average age is 69, among them are 10 women. 92.1% have underlying health problems or are aged over 70.

157 people have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece.

One more death, death toll increased to 279.  Of the deceased 102 were women. Their average age was 78 and 96.1% of the deceased had an underlying condition or/and was over 70 years old.

Rolling weekly average cases at 200 from 244 last week.

Total tests since begin of outbreak are 1,003,142.

Tests in the last 24 hours: 10,576 with 1.91% of them positive.

Daily growth at +1.8%

Geographical distribution September 4

Of the 202 new coronavirus cases, 192 are domestic, of them 21 are linked to recent travel within the country and 29 to known clusters.

9 of the new cases were detected at entry points  -and another 1 traveler sought laboratories after they developed symptoms.

The remaining cases are:

86 in Attica

16 in Thessaloniki

12 Pieria and 10 Pella
8 in Zakynthos
Each 7 in Heraklio, Imathia
5 in Karditsa
Each 4 in Cyclades and in Kozani
For more region see here.

September 4: Map of infections in the last ten days, according to regional units – based on infected permanent or temporary residence – more graphs here in pdf in Greek.

2 more elderly from the nursing home in Maroussi were tested positive, increasing the number of infections to 20 among elderly and 1 employee.

Authorities placed an accommodation center in Oinofyta, Attica, under quarantine, after 2 refugees were tested positive.

According to Alpha TV, one teacher in a school in Kallithea,, southern Athens, has been tested positive.

In Heraklio one asymptomatic patient reportedly passed the virus over to 12 people. They all attending a wedding event with 500 guest.

More information about coronavirus in Greece here.

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