The Greek Health Ministry’s coronavirus spokesman Sotiris Tsiodras on Wednesday evening announced 21 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Greece in the past 24 hours and one new death.
The epidemiologist elaborated on the news, explaining that 11 of the 21 new cases were detected in an Army facility.
The total number of Covid-19 infections in Greece stands at 2,663. Some 603 of these individuals were infected abroad and 1,326 were sickened within the nation of Greece.
The number of fatalities now stands at 147 since the start of the outbreak; 40 of these victims were women. Of the 147, ninety-three percent had underlying health issues and/or their average age was 70 years or more. The average age of all the deceased was 75 years of age.
Some 36 patients with an average age of 68 years are currently being treated in intensive care units, and eight of these are women. Ninety seven percent of ICU patients have underlying health issues and/or are over 70 years of age.
Another 82 people have so far been discharged from ICUs after having suffered from the virus.
Meanwhile, the over 1,000 blood tests collected by Greek national health service units in nursing homes in Athens, Thessaloniki, as well as Domokos and Karditsa, in central Greece, were all negative.
The priority of these units is the protection of this extremely vulnerable group and the epidemiological surveillance of the virus.