Greece: Alarming increase in cases and deaths from COVID-19

Greece: Alarming increase in cases and deaths from COVID-19

Three hundred and fifty-nine new cases were announced on Thursday afternoon by the National Agency for Public Health (EODY), which is the second largest daily number of cases recorded since the beginning of the pandemic in March. The worst performance was recorded on September 10 with 372 cases in 24 hours.

At the same time, nine more people died, bringing the total number of coronavirus victims to 325 and it is the second worst performance after the ten deaths recorded on April 3 in 24 hours. September so far stands out as the month with the most losses, as within 17 days 59 people have lost their lives.

Of the 359 new cases of the new virus in Greece, 21 are associated with known outbreaks and 36 were detected following checks at the country’s checkpoints. The total number of cases is 14,400, of which 55.6% are men.

At the same time, 2,500 (17.4%) are considered related to travel from abroad and 6070 (42.2%) are related to an already known case, while 69 of our fellow citizens are treated by intubation. Their median age is 70 years. 21 (30.4%) are women and the rest are men. 87.0% of intubated patients have an underlying disease or are aged 70 years and older. 178 patients have been discharged from the ICU.

Finally, there are 9 more recorded deaths and 325 in total in the country. 121 (37.2%) were women and the rest men. The mean age of the victims is 78 years and 96.6% had some underlying disease and/or age of 70 years and over./ibna