Greece registers 2,353 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, 422 patients in ICUs nationwide

Greece Greek health authorities announce 873 new coronavirus cases

Greece confirmed 2,353 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, of which 18 at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) reported on Tuesday.

Confirmed infections since the pandemic began total 194,582 in Greece.

In the last seven days, 60 confirmed cases related to incoming travellers and 2,368 already confirmed cases.

A total of 422 patients are on ventilators nationwide, of whom 69.9 per cent are men. The median age of all ICU patients is 68 years.

84.6 per cent has an underlying condition and is aged 70 and above.

Another 1,364 patients have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began in Greece.

The current average of Covid-19 patients admitted to hospitals nationally is 289 (daily rise of 11.58 per cent the average hospital admissions rate in the last seven days in 291 patients.

EODY said that 23 people died of Covid-19 in the last 24 hrs, while the deceased since the pandemic began in Greece total 6,557. Of these, 95.7 pct had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 and above.

Streets of Athens disinfected to help reduce spread of covid-19
COVID-19 cleaning at Syntagma Square, Athens.

The median age of all new cases is 44 years and of all the deceased 79 and above.

Greek Tv Channel SKAI this morning claims that the experts are asking for a hard lockdown to start immediately, from 6 in the morning on Thursday until next Monday, March 15

The 2,353 coronavirus cases:

1,159 Attica

304 Thessaloniki

90 Larissa

54 Corinth

36 Argolida

33 Fthiotida

32 Kozani

27 Imathia

25 Halkidiki

24 Evia

23 Viotia

21 Thesprotia

20 Ilia, Ioannina, Aitoloakarnania

16 Rethymno

14 Arkadia

13 Kavala, Chania

12 Serres

11 Kilkis

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