Greece reported 436 new confirmed novel coronavirus infections on Wednesday, with 63 people linked to known clusters and 31 detected at the country’s entry points.
The National Public Health Organization announced that all cases since the pandemic arrived in Greece in late February total 23,495 of whom 3,404 are believed to be related to travel abroad and 9,525 to previously known cases.
A total of 86 people are intubated. Their median age is 68 years, 93 pct have an underlying condition or are aged 70 or more, and 22 of them are women.
Another 245 patients have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic broke out in Greece.
In addition, another seven deaths were reported on Wednesday, which raises the total number of fatalities to 469, of whom 179 were women. The median age of the deceased was 79 years, and 96.6 pct had an underlying condition and/or were al least 70 years old.
Meanwhile, a care facility for the elderly in the city of Ioannina was placed on lockdown, by order of Deputy Minister for Civil Protection & Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias on Wednesday.
As of 21:00 on the same day and for the next 10 days, only staff are allowed entry into the care center, while regional police will be supervising observance of preventive restrictions there.
Also, four elderly residents at a care facility in Aghios Panteleimonas in Athens were on Wednesday transferred to hospital. Some 47 coronavirus infections were confirmed at this facility earlier in the month.
Additionally, an 87-year old woman at a care center for the elderly in the Metaxourgeio area in Athens was hospitalized on Tuesday night after testing positive for the novel coronavirus. Contact tracing is underway at this facility.