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Greek Coronavirus Fatalities Rise to 17

Greek health authorities announced that two people died of coronavirus on Monday morning, bringing the total number of fatalities to 17.

A 78-year-old man died at the Sotiria hospital in Athens. Earlier, a 64-year-old man died at the Patras Rio hospital.

A total of 94 new coronavirus cases were officially recorded on Sunday, bringing the total of confirmed cases in Greece to 624.

Infectious disease spokesman at the Health Ministry Sotiris Tsiodras said that most cases occurred in Athens, while of the total 55.7 percent were men.

Of the 624, 124 were hospitalized, 34 of them in intensive care units. Most of those hospitalized have serious underlying conditions, with an average of 64 years of age.

At least 339,000 people have contracted coronavirus world-wide and over 14,700 have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

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