Greece records four new Covid-19 cases, one new death since Sunday; total cases since outbreak, 2,882

Greece announced 4 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday and 1 new death in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said.

 Since the outbreak of the pandemic in Greece, the number of cases has reached 2,882; slightly over half (55.2 pct) of those infected are men. Of the total cases, 627 concern individual infected during travel abroad and 1,640 people who were infected in Greece.

In hospitals, 18 people are in intensive care. Their median age is 69 years and 5 of them are women. An overwhelming majority (83.3 pct) have an underlying health issue or are aged 70 or above.

Another 101 have been discharged from intensive care units since the pandemic’s outbreak.

In addition, Greece registered another death due to the virus since Sunday, bringing the total number of Covid-19 casualties to 172, of whom 51 were women. Their median age was 76 years and 94.8 pct had an underlying health issue and/or were 70+ years old.

Overall, 155,037 tests have been carried out in the country.

Signing off on the statement is professor Sotiris Tsiodras, who gives live televised briefings three times a week.

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