Greece registers 124 new coronavirus cases, a third related to known infection clusters

Greece registered 124 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, of which 15 were of people entering Greece by land or air.

Athens and Thessaloniki had 22 new cases each in the last 24 hours, while a third of the 124 is related to identified cluster infections of the past few days, the National Public Health Organization said. 

The day’s total breakdown includes 18 people in Evros, all connected to a wedding in Alexandroupolis, while other concentrations included 8 each in Kavala (related to the Vikre meat factory cluster) and Larissa (including 6 doctors from two hospitals in the city), and 6 in Magnissia prefecture, 4 of which are related to the Stefanovikio military camp cluster and 1 with the above-mentioned wedding.

The total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic broke out in Greece is 4,973 people, slightly over half of whom are men (54.6 pct). Of the total, 1,349 are linked to travel abroad and 2,479 to already known cases.

Those intubated total 13, with a median age of 70 years. Three of them are women while 69.2 pct have underlying conditions or are aged 70 or more. A total of 129 patients have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic.

In addition, one more death was recorded, bringing all fatalities to 210 in Greece. Of these, 67 were women. Their median age was 76 years and 95.7 pct had an underlying illness and/or were aged 70 or above.

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