Confirmed coronavirus cases in Greece reach 1,832 on Tuesday: 77 new cases

The Health Ministry’s coronavirus spokesman and infectious diseases professor Sotiris Tsiodras on Tuesday evening announced 77 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Greece in the last 24 hours, and 2 new deaths.

The Covid-19 infections total in Greece stands at 1,832. Of these, 501 infections relate to travelling abroad and 679 relate to people infected within Greece.

Deaths total 81 since the start of the outbreak, while the great majority had underlying health issues and their average age was 74 years.

Some 90 patients are being treated in Intensive Care Units, with more than half of these suffer from underlying health issues and have an age average of 66 years. A total of 10 people have so far been discharged from ICUs. 
So far 28,584 diagnostic lab tests for Covid-19 have been carried out nationwide.

Returning Greeks
Since the coronavirus outbreak in Greece and to date, a total of 23,356 Greek nationals who have been required by authorities to go on a 14-day strict quarantine at home, Civil Defence Deputy Minister for Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias said on Tuesday.

During the daily briefing on coronavirus developments, Hardalias said that of the total, 6,645 still currently completing quarantine at home are Greeks returning from abroad and another 1,059 fellow nationals who have been in close contact with a coronavirus carrier.

Authorities have been calling in to ensure they have been observing their quarantine faithfully and fined those who have not with 5,000 euros.

Hardalias also reiterated that all restrictive measures will continue to April 27, as announced on Monday, and that it’s too early to foresee when to start relaxing them.

AMNA

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