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Two new deaths from Covid-19 in Greece, total number of infections at 1,832

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Greece’s Health Ministry announced on Tuesday two new deaths in the past 24 hours in the country which raised the total number to 81 since the start of the outbreak, while the great majority had underlying health issues and their average age was 74 years.

In his daily press briefing, ministry spokesman and infectious diseases professor Sotiris Tsiodras said 77 new cases were confirmed by health authorities. The total of Covid-19 infections in Greece stands at 1,832.

Of these, 501 infections relate to travelling abroad and 679 relate to people infected within Greece. He said 55 pct of the total number of patients are men.

Ninety patients remain intubated in intensive care units – unchanged from Monday – of which 72 percent have underlying health issues and have an age average of 66 years, he added.

Tsiodras said a total of 28,584 diagnostic lab tests have been carried out nationwide.