Greece registers 1,496 new coronavirus infections on Friday; 707 in ICUs nationwide

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Greece registered 1,496 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 5 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organisation (EODY) said on Friday.

Greece has confirmed 249,458 infections from the pandemic's start (daily change: +0.6 per cent). In the confirmed cases of the last seven days, 67 conditions are related to travel from abroad and 2,570 to other confirmed cases. 

There are also 53 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 7,754. Of these, 95.7 per cent had an underlying condition and were 70 years old.

A total of 707 patients are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 68 years, and 82.5 percent have an underlying condition and are aged 70 or more. Another 1,648 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

Also, 448 Covid-19 patients were admitted to the hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change, +2.05 per cent). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals in the previous seven days was 471.

The median age of new infections is 44 years, while the deceased's median age is 79.