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Greece registers 73,210 new coronavirus infections on August 8-14, 258 deaths

Greece confirmed 73,710 new coronavirus cases in the week of August 8-14, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said in its weekly statistics report on Tuesday.

This is equivalent to 7,065 coronavirus cases per 1 mln people during that week (weekly change: -27%), with 21% of the weekly new infections being reinfections.  All confirmed infections since the pandemic began are 4,654,737.

There are also 258 deaths from Covid-19 registered in the August 8-14 week, or 25 deaths per 1 mln people (weekly change: -27%), bringing the total of pandemic victims since the pandemic began to 32,028. Of the people who died, 95.9% had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or above.

A total of  118 hospital patients were on ventilators on August 14. Their median age is 69 years and 94.9% pct have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over.

In addition, 1,952 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital during the week of August 8-14 (279 patients on a weekly average, and -17% compared to the previous week), while the average number of Covid-19 patients discharged from hospitals for the same week was 2,072 (296 on a weekly average, and -6% compared to the previous week).