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Greece: 1718 new coronavirus cases by much fewer tests due to weekend

By several thousands fewer tests due to the weekend, Greece’s health authorities announced 1,718 new coronavirus cases on Sunday evening. 52 deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours, while the number of intubated Covid-patients stands at 780.

PCR & Rapid tests in last 24 hours: 28,887

Positivity: 5.95%

The new cases raises the total number of confirmed cases in Greece to 295,480 (up 0.6 pct in the day), of which 51.4 pct were men. Of the confirmed cases in the last seven days, 63 are considered linked to travel abroad and 3,067 to other known cases.

The median age of those on ventilators is 67 years old, while 83.2 pct have either an underlying ailment or are over 70 years old. The number of Covid-19 patients discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic is 1,859.

There were 460 new hospital admissions in the last 24 hours (down 8.73 pct in one day), while the average for daily admissions in the last seven days was 515. The median age of patients admitted to hospital was 44 years old.

The latest deaths raise total deaths since the start of the pandemic to 8,885. Of the patients that died, 95.6 pct had an underlying ailment, while their median age was 79.

Geographic distribution April 11

Of the 1718 new coronavirus cases, 5 were detected at the country’s entrance gates.

29 samples are under investigation

839 Attica

186 Thessaloniki

58 Larissa

57 Achaia

36 Magnisia

28 Heraklio 27 Kozani

24 Kavala

Each 23 Ilia, Karditsa

22 Corinth 21 Evros

Each 20 Viotia, Chania

19 Halkidiki 18 Rodopi

17 Evia 16 Arcadia 15 Evrytania

Each 14 Rethimno, Fthiotida

13 Kilkis 12 Serres

Each 11 Argolida, Chios

Each 10 Imathia, Ioannina, Lakonia

Each 9 Rhodes, Corfu

Each 8 Drama, Kastoria, Pella

7 Grevena

Each 9 Arta, Kos, Kalymnos

Each 5 Xanthi, Pieria, Samos, Florina

Each 4 Aitoloakarnania, Zakynthos, Trikala

Each 3 Lesvos, Preveza

2 Thesprotia

Each 1 Kefalonia, Thira, Mykonos, Lassini, Massinia


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  1. This is double the normal weekend tests. Where did they all come from? What are the PCR numbers for today & yesterday? They’ve vanished…….