Greece confirms 1,630 new coronavirus cases on Saturday; 379 on ventilators nationwide

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Greece confirmed 1,630 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, of which 5 were identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Saturday.

Confirmed infections since the pandemic began total 189,831 in Greece. In the last 7 days, 52 confirmed cases related to incoming travellers and 2,550 to already confirmed cases.

A total of 379 patients are on ventilators nationwide. Their median age is 68 years. An 84.2 pct has an underlying condition and/or is aged 70 or more.

Another 1,338 patients have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began in Greece. The current average of Covid-19 patients admitted to hospitals nationally is 346 (daily increase of 28.15 pct). The average rate of hospital admissions in the last 7 days is 285 patients.

EODY said that 29 people died of Covid-19 in the last 24 hrs, while the deceased since the pandemic began in Greece total 6,468. Of these, 95.7 pct had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or more.

The median age of new infections is 44, while the median age of the deceased was 79.