Greece confirms 1,724 new coronavirus infections; 738 in ICUs

Greece confirmed 1,724 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 22 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) reported on Monday.

Greece has confirmed 255,755 infections from the start of the pandemic (daily change: +0.7 pct). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 72 infections are related to travel from abroad and 2,162 to other confirmed cases.

There are also 65 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 7,945. Of these, 95.7 pct had an underlying condition and/or were 70 years old.

A total of 738 patients are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 68 years and 82.5 pct have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or more. Another 1,677 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

In addition, 456 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change of a +8.06 pct). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 447.

The median age of new infections is 44 years, while the median age of the deceased is 79.