207 new coronavirus cases iand 5 deaths-virus dispersal is ‘dynamic’

reece registered 207 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, including 20 identified at entry points to the country, infectious diseases professor Sotiris Tsiodras announced at a live briefing.

All coronavirus cases in Greece since the pandemic broke out in Greece total 10,524. Of these, 2,112 are linked to travel abroad and 4,710 to an already registered case.
Thirty-eight Greeks are intubated. Ten are women and the median age of all is 68 years. A 94.7 pct have an underlying condition or are aged 70 and above. A total of 153 people have been discharged since the start of the pandemic in Greece.

In addition, it was announced that 5 people died in the last 24 hours, bringing the fatalities total to 271. Of the total, 97 were women, while the median age for all was 78 years and 95.9 pct had an underlying condition and/or age 70 and above.
Tsiodras, also the Health Ministry’s spokesman on the novel coronavirus, said that the current dispersal rate of the coronavirus is, as he said, dynamic. He noted that 137 cases were detected in August alone at enclosed facilities, such as refugee accommodations.

The professor also underlined that from the cases total registered in Greece in the month of August, 27 pct were asymptomatic and a 27 pct said they had come into close contact with a Covid-19 patient.

At the same televised briefing, Deputy Minister for Civil Protection & Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias said open-air stall markets at Greece’s areas observing additional safety measures will resume business on September 3.

Therefore, public markets at Heraklion and Chania (Crete), Chalkidiki, Mykonos, Paros and Antiparos, Zakynthos and Lesvos, will operate as of Thursday but only half of the regular sellers are allowed to set up shop, he clarified, while a 5 meters distance among all stalls is required and use of face masks is also mandatory for all.