Greece hits 4000 COVID-19 death mark

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Deaths from the coronavirus have topped 4,000 in Greece, health authorities announced Friday.

The National Organization for Public Health (EODY) said another 96 patients died of Covid-19, raising the overall number of fatalities to 4,044.

According to the official daily bulletin on Friday, 4 percent of the total coronavirus cases are related to travel abroad and 29 percent are related to already known infection cases.

The remaining infections are without known source.

Map of infections per 100,000 people in the last 14 days, according to regional units – based on infected permanent or temporary residence. Photo: Keep Talking Greece

The number of intubated patients in ICUs stands at 527, down from 542 a day earlier. Their average age is 67, with 77.6 percent having underlying health problems or being aged over 70.

Head of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias announced on Friday tougher lockdown restrictions for the Regional Unit of Kozani, as of Saturday, Dec 19.

EODY also said that authorities have conducted 2,657,007 PCR tests and 418,065 rapid antigen tests since the start of the epidemic in Greece.

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