The Health Ministry’s coronavirus spokesman and infectious diseases professor Sotiris Tsiodras on Monday evening announced 56 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Greece in the last 24 hours and 5 new deaths.
Speaking at the daily televised update on the pandemic, he said this brings the country’s total to 1,212 confirmed infections and 43 deaths. From those who have died since the start of the outbreak, 32 were men and 11 were women, 90 pct had underlying health issues and their average age was over 70 years of age.
Some 72 patients are being treated in Intensive Care Units, of whom 14 are women. The average age of ICU patients is 65 years, and more than half of these suffer from underlying health issues. A total of 5 people have been discharged from ICUs so far.
Tsiodras added that some 15,961 diagnostic lab tests have so far been carried out in Greece.