Greece: 20 new coronavirus cases, 1 death

Greece: 20 new coronavirus cases, 1 death

Twenty new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Greece on Tuesday, bringing the total official cases to 3,409 since the outbreak.

Of the 20 cases testing positive, 9 were travellers from abroad. The rest of the cases were domestic: Xanthi area (4), Attica (2), Kastoria (2), and one each in Kozani, Syros island and Larissa.

Of the total, 54.9 pct are men, 766 are related to travel abroad and 1,900 are related to another known case, the National Public Health Organization said.

Nine Greeks are hospitalized in ICUs; three are women, and the median age for all is 58 years. An 88.9 pct has an underlying condition or is aged 70+. A total of 118 patients have been discharged from ICUs since the outbreak began.

In addition, one more death was recorded since Monday, bringing the fatalities to 192. Of these, 61 were women, and their median age was 76 years. The majority (95.8 pct) had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70+.

Since January 1 to the present, a total of 312,775 tests have been carried out for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), with 1.8 pct of these (5,508) testing positive. The total includes retestings of the same person.