Greece Records 267 New Covid Cases; 7 Deaths on Saturday

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Greek health authorities announced on Saturday that 267 people were tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, a significantly lower number than the record-breaking 460 announced on Friday.

It also emerged that seven Covid-19 patients died, bringing the death toll since the beginning of the pandemic to 405.

Intubated patients suffering from the coronavirus in Greece now number 79. The median age of those intubated is 69, and just 24 of them are women. Just over 88% of them are either over the age of 70 or have underlying health conditions.

Following is a graph of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Greece since last March.

Despite the steep rise in case since August, Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis all but ruled out a lockdown saying that such a draconian measure would have a devastating economic impact.

Speaking at the Athens Democracy Forum 2020 on Saturday, the Greek premier revealed that there was a unanimity among EU member states that a lockdown would be counter-productive.