Greece logs 22,694 new covid cases and 70 deaths

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On Monday, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) announced that Greece confirmed 22,694 new coronavirus infections and 70 deaths linked to the virus in the past 24 hours.

The day before, Sunday, the country recorded 11,986 covid positive cases, and 48 people died from the virus.

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Since the pandemic, Greece has confirmed a total of 2,658,296 Covid-19 infections. Of the cases reported in the last seven days, 214 travel from abroad and 1,347 other confirmed cases.

The virus-related death toll in Greece has risen to 26,635, with 70 deaths linked to the coronavirus recorded in the past 24 hours. Of those who passed away, 95.2 percent had an underlying condition and were 70 years of age or older.

A total of 364 coronavirus patients were on ventilators in hospitals on Monday, while 356 were undergoing treatment a day earlier.

In addition, 242 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals in the last 24 hours. The average admission of Covid-19 patients in the hospitals during the previous seven days was 284.

On Monday, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that he was tested positive for Covid-19 and that he would self-isolate.

Mitsotakis returned on Sunday from a trip to Turkey, where he met with President Erdogan and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

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On Monday, PM posted a video message explaining that he would be working from home.

“Recently, we’re all dealing with the war in Ukraine. But the coronavirus is still here. I tested positive in the daily test I did this morning, so I’ll be isolated at home and work from there. Remember that triple vaccination provides the best protection against serious illness. I am sure that everything is going well, and very soon, I will be in office again,” said the Greek prime minister.

 

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