Greece confirms 3,605 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, 20 deaths; 240 on ventilators

Greece confirmed 3,605 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 14 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Thursday.

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 528,474 infections (daily change: +0.7%). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 130 infections are related to travel from abroad and 2,533 to other confirmed cases.

There are also 20 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 13,158. Of these, 95.5 pct had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or over.

A total of 240 patients are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 65 years and 84.6% have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over. Another 2,863 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

In addition, 200 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change: -18.7%). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 213.

The median age of new infections is 40 years (range: 0.2 to 106 years), while the median age of the deceased is 78 (range: 0.2 to 106 years).