COVID-19: 3,270 new cases in Greece on Saturday, 24 deaths

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Greece confirmed 3,270 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, with 16 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organisation (EODY) said on Saturday.

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 535,237 infections (daily change: +0.6%). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 124 infections are related to travel from abroad and 2,336 to other confirmed cases.

There are also 24 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 13,206. Of these, 95.2 pct had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or over.

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A total of 236 patients are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 65 years and 85.6% pct have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over. Another 2,873 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

In addition, 285 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change: +11.76% pct). The average admission of patients with COVID-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 231.


The median age of new infections is 40 years (range: 0.2 to 106 years), while the median age of the deceased is 78 (range: 0.2 to 106 years).

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