243 Covid-19 cases detected at Kara Tepe facility

243 Covid-19 cases detected at Kara Tepe facility

A total of 243 coronavirus cases have been detected at the new temporary facility on the Greek island of Lesvos, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said Monday.

He said authorities have conducted a total of 7,064 rapid tests at the tent camp – set up at Kara Tepe near the port of Mytilene after a blaze destroyed the Moria camp – which currently accommodates 9,200 people according to government estimates.

The average age of the Covid-19 patients at Kara Tepe is 24 years old and most are asymptomatic, he said.

A total 160 police and administrative staff all tested negative, he said.

Petsas said the positive cases from Kara Tepe would be added to the country’s official Covid-19 figures released later in the day.

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