Greece: 303 New Covid Cases, Eight Deaths Monday; New Measures in Achaia and Ioannina



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On Monday, Greek health authorities announced that they had recorded 303 new cases of the coronavirus. A total of eight people have lost their lives with the virus in the 24-hour period.

Of the total cases, 59 were linked to known outbreaks around the country, and 25 were recorded during routine testing at Greece’s borders.

In Attica, home to Athens, Greece’s capital, there were 167 new cases of Covid-19 diagnosed.

Monday’s figures bring the total number of cases in the country since the beginning of the pandemic to 20,142, including all those who have recovered. Men make up 55.9% of the total cases in Greece.

The total cases thought to be associated with foreign travel are just 3,082, and those linked to contact with a confirmed case number 8,232.

At the moment, 83 patients with the virus are intubated in Greek hospitals. Their median age is 67, and just 25 of them are women. Exactly 88% of these patients are either over the age of 70 or have underlying health issues.

A total of 227 patients have been discharged from intensive care during the pandemic.

Tragically, 417 people have lost their lives with the virus in Greece, 156 of whom were women. The median age of those who passed away with the virus is 78, and over 96% of them were over the age of 70 or had preexisting conditions.

Both the region of Achaia in the Peloponnese, which contains the city of Patra, and the area surrounding the city of Ioannina will be under stricter measures starting Tuesday due to a recent uptick in cases.

As of tomorrow, residents in those areas will have to wear masks everywhere — including in enclosed spaces; and bars, restaurants, and cafes will remain closed from midnight until 5 AM. Only four patrons can sit together at one table, but close relatives may sit in a group of six.

Any private or public gatherings will be limited to nine people, and gatherings like church services and parties will now be completely banned. Outdoor markets are the exception to this new rule; they will be allowed to work at reduced capacity and with a distance of 5 meters (over 16 feet) between stalls.

These new, stricter measures will be in effect for one week.