Greek Shipping and Island Policy Minister Ioannis Plakiotakis has been moved to the intensive care unit at Evaggelismos General Hospital in Athens for “precautionary reasons.”
He was admitted to hospital on Saturday after testing positive for the novel coronavirus last week.
The decision was taken after the minister’s oxygen levels became low. According to sources, he has not been intubated and his condition remains stable and under control.
Latest covid-19 numbers in Greece
Greece recorded 2,199 new cases of COVID-19 in the latest 24-hour reporting period.
This raises the total number of cases to 107,470.
4,919 are considered to be related to travel from abroad and 28,590 are related to an already known case.
Five hundred and ninety-six individuals are in ICU. Their median age is 65 years, and 167 of them are women. 75.8% have an underlying condition or are aged 70 years and above.
A total of 597 patients have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece.
The country’s pandemic death toll stands at 2,517. The median age of all was 80 years and 96.6% of the deceased had an underlying condition and/or age of 70 years or more.