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Covid-19: 790 New Cases, 10 Deaths in Greece on Sunday

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On Sunday, 790 cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the country, along with 10 deaths in those who had suffered with the virus.

This is a decrease from Saturday‘s record-breaking 935 cases, after a week of sharply-increased virus numbers in Greece.

Of the total new cases announced on Sunday, 76 are linked to known outbreaks across the country, and 29 were identified during testing at Greece’s points of entry.

Attica, home to Greece’s capital city of Athens, has 227 of Sunday’s 935 cases, and Thessaloniki, Greece’s second most populous city, has 181 cases.

In total, 30,782 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Greece since the beginning of the pandemic, including all those who have recovered from the virus. Of this total, 3,862 are associated with foreign travel and 11,724 with contact with a known case.

There are currently 84 intubated patients in intensive care units around Greece. Their median age is 65, and just 28 are women.

Of the intubated patients, 91.7% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions. A total of 272 patients have been discharged from ICUs in the country.

The 10 new deaths recorded on Sunday bring the number of total fatalities in the country to 574. Of those who lost their lives after suffering with the virus, 217 have been women.

The median age of those who passed away with Covid-19 was 79, and 96.3% of them were over the age of 70 or had underlying health issues.

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