TRAGEDY: 5.5 month old baby dies of COVID-19 in Katerini

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Tragedy in Katerini as a 5.5 month old baby died of COVID-19 in Greece.

According to In, the baby was taken to hospital in the Central Macedonian city of Katerini on January 22.

However, the baby was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The baby had been infected with COVID-19.

A few days earlier, according to what has become known, the baby did not have any underlying disease.

The local community in Katerini is shocked by this tragic event.

In fact, it is worth noting that it is the second baby to die in a week in Greece, with doctors ringing the alarm bell for pregnant women to be vaccinated and protected from the virus.

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Meanwhile, Greece confirmed 19,075 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, with 62 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organisation (EODY) said on Monday.

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 1,812,384 infections (daily change: +1.1 pct). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 416 infections are related to travel from abroad and 2,079 to other confirmed cases.

There are also 111 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 22,748. Of these, 95.0 pct had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or over.

A total of 655 patients are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 66 years and 82.0 pct have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over. Of the total, 520 (79.39 pct) are unvaccinated or partly vaccinated and 135 (20.61 pct) are fully vaccinated.

Another 3,980 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

In addition, 465 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change: +9.93 pct). The average admission of patients with COVID-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 490.

The median age of new infections is 35 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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