COVID-19: Over 400 new cases and six deaths across Greece

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The National Organization of Public Health (EODY) announced an additional 408 new cases of coronavirus in Greece over the last 24 hours.

A new “leap” in terms of the number of cases of the COVID-19 pandemic in Greece, was observed in the last 24 hours, according to EODY.

More specifically, on Tuesday afternoon, EODY announced 408 new cases in Greece, of which 58 are related to known cases and 45 were detected after checks at Greece’s borders.

Now, the total number of cases is 23,060, of which 55.7% are men, while 3,367 (14.6%) are considered related to travel from abroad and 9,364 (40.6%) are related to an already known case.

At the same time, 89 of people are hospitalized with an average age of 69 years, while 25 (28.1%) are women and the rest are men.

In fact, 93.3% of intubated patients have an underlying disease or are aged 70 and over.

242 patients have been discharged from ICU.

Finally, in the last 24 hours, six more people died, bringing a total of 462 deaths from the pandemic.

Of those who died, 177 (38.3%) were women and the rest were men, while their median age was 79 years and 96.5% had an underlying disease and/or age 70 years and older.

Earlier, the professor of genetics at the University of Geneva, Manolis Dermitzakis, expressed the belief that the cases of coronavirus in Greece are many times those that are officially announced daily and probably exceed 1,000 per day.

“The picture that we have 300 to 400 cases while France has 7,000 and Switzerland has 1,500, the comparisons are not correct. The cases are multiple, we do not have the ability to test the entire population. Deaths and hospitalizations are high in relation to cases,” he stressed.

“Switzerland announced on Monday 4,078 cases for three days with seven dead. Greece with 295 cases also has seven dead. By analogy, Greece can have more than 1,000 cases a day to get the result of the dead. It’s the simple method of three,” he said.

“The death rate from cases has been very high for two and a half months now. There are many tests, but in a targeted way. Switzerland announced 1,000 to 1,500 cases a day, Greece 300 to 400 cases, the picture is that Greece is doing well, but Greece is one of the worst countries,” he claimed, adding that “The deaths are an indication of what the situation was 10 to 15 days ago.”

He, however, noted that due to the measures that have been imposed, there is no exponential increase in infections, emphasizing that the stabilization of the number of cases is positive. However, he predicted an increase in cases soon, due to winter.

“In the winter we will go indoors, we will have an increase in cases. The cases must be reduced, we must enter the winter with as few cases as possible “, the professor stressed. “I am afraid that the cases will increase in the next two months.”