IMPRESSIVE: Over 50% of Greek coronavirus patients have recovered


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Greece continues to keep a handle on the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 50% of infected people recovering from the infection.

To date, Greece has 2,612 cases with an impressive 1,374 recovered. Unfortunately of the 2,612 cases, 140 have resulted in death.

This means that of the 2,612 cases, only, 1,098 are active.

Of those who have died, 37, or 26.4%, were women and the rest were men. The median age the deceased was 74 years and 92% had an underlying health condition and/or are over 70 years of age.

38 patients, 10 women and the rest men, are being treated in the intensive care unit. Their median age is 67 years, and 87% have an underlying health condition or are elderly, aged 70 and over.

It is worth noting that 74 patients have been discharged from ICUs, bring the total recoveries to 1,374. In particular, 428 people were treated and discharged, while 946 people recovered at home.

Of all the cases, 56% are men. Also, 591 cases were related to travel abroad and 1,286 cases are related to an already known case.

A total of 75,170 clinical samples have been tested to date.

Regarding the strategy of the laboratory testing, representative of the Ministry of Health and infectious disease specialist, Sotiris Tsiodras, noted that the Committee of Experts recommended that the molecular test be performed in all cases of acute infection with priority given to people 65 years of age and over with infection and also have underlying health conditions. Priority is also given to people who work in the health sector and employees in closed structures, such as nursing homes, illegal migrants centres, prisons and mental health facilities.

Molecular testing will also be performed on staff serving in the country’s front lines.

As for the diagnosis with an active procedure for antibodies, this will be done for epidemiological purposes and a large program will be implemented. The professor noted that in a very recent publication from China, scientists developed a very good technique for 100% detection of antibodies after 19 days.

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