New coronavirus cases back under 400; deaths at three

New coronavirus cases back under 400; deaths at three

After an alarming spike of 416 on Tuesday, new coronavirus cases dropped below the 400 mark on Wednesday, with the Organization for Public Health (EODY) reporting 354 confirmed infections. Deaths also dropped on Wednesday, coming to three as opposed to five the day before.

Meanwhile, the number of patients who are intubated came to 78 on Wednesday from 79 on Tuesday, EODY said in its daily bulletin, adding that overall, 212 patients have been discharged from intensive care.

According to the official figures, total fatalities since the appearance of the pandemic in Greece reached 391 on Wednesday and total infections came to 18,475 – of which just 16% are linked to foreign travel and 41% to other confirmed cases.

Of the 354 new cases, 56 have been traced to known clusters and 23 came from tests on incoming travelers at the country’s borders.

In terms of geographical distribution, Athens continues to find itself in the hot seat, with the Attica region accounting for 195 of Wednesday’s new cases.

However, numbers also seem to be rising in more parts of the country, with 13 new coronavirus infections reported in Pella, 12 in Thessaloniki, 10 in Karditsa, nine in the Peloponnese region of Achaia – which is struggling with an outbreak among farm workers – eight in Trikala, six each in Kastoria and Larissa, and five each in Iraklio on Crete, Kozani and Pieria.

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