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Death toll from seasonal flu rises to 60

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Since the start of the 2019-20 flu season in October, 60 people in Greece have died after catching the virus – seven in the last week alone.

Authorities said on Thursday that of the 60 people who died, 57 (95 percent) belonged to high-risk groups – young children, the elderly, people with pre-existing conditions etc – and just 23 of them (40.3 percent) had been vaccinated against the illness. 

Most were infected with Type A influenza. Of the 213 serious infections confirmed since the start of the flu season, 37.6 percent of patients had been vaccinated.