Record-breaking Explosion: 20,000+ COVID-19 cases recorded in Greece on Tuesday

COVID-19 coronavirus mask coronavirus Ghikas Magiorkinis

Greece confirmed 21,657 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, with 14 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organisation (EODY) said on Tuesday.

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 1,105,885 infections (daily change: +2.0 pct).

In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 195 infections are related to travel from abroad and 1,644 to other confirmed cases.


There are also 60 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours attributed to COVID-19, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 20,557.

Of these, 95.2 pct had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or over.

A total of 635 patients are on ventilators in hospitals.

Their median age is 63 years and 79.8 pct have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over.

Of the total, 540 (85.04 pct) are unvaccinated or partly vaccinated and 95 (14.96 pct) are fully vaccinated.

Another 3,734 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

In addition, 340 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change: +17.65 pct).

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The average admission of patients with COVID-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 324.

The median age of new infections is 38 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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