Zero Coronavirus Fatalities in Greece on Wednesday



Health staff applaud a coronavirus patient as he exits an ICU in Athens last week

Greek Health Ministry representative Sotiris Tsiodras on Wednesday announced seven new cases of coronavirus in the nation, bringing the total who have been diagnosed to 2,408, but adding that there were no new deaths over the past 24 hours.

This means that Greece’s total coronavirus death toll remains at 121.

As of now 55 coronavirus patients who have an average age of 67 are intubated, and 51 have left intensive care, Tsiodras said. Fully 86 percent of ICU patients currently suffering from Covid-19 in Greece have underlying health issues or are over 70 years of age.

The total number of tests conducted across the country stands at 56,944, Tsiodras added.

Both Tsiodras and Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias stressed that the restrictions imposed by the government, and the compliance of the majority of citizens, have contributed to containing the pandemic — but that restrictions must remain in place to prevent any backsliding.

“We must remain focused on the long-term goal, however tiring and taxing that may seem at times,” Hardalias said, adding that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will announce the easing of measures “when the time is right.”

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