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Mitsotakis says “Greece facing second wave” as infections rise to record 1,547

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During his speech to mark OXI Day in Crete on Wednesday, Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said “we are facing the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic” as Greece recorded 1,547 cases overnight.

“As we are facing the second wave of the pandemic, let’s remember the words of George Theotokas, who 80 years ago, writing about October 28, said he was impressed by the activation of the Greek philotimos and this unprecedented feeling of national unity,” Mitsotakis said during his speech.

“As we face other challenges, let us remember these words again. I am absolutely sure that with a sense of unity, high individual and social responsibility and collectivity, we will be able to face this crisis and emerge victorious again.”

Wednesday marked the second consecutive day in Greece with over 1,000 new cases.

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There were also 10 deaths.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic is 34,299, with 603 deaths.

There are 108 patients on ventilators. Their median age is 65 years. Thirty-four (31.5%) are women and the rest are men.

Ninety-three percent of intubated patients suffer from an underlying disease or are aged 70 years and older. A total of 280 patients have now been discharged from ICU’s across the country.

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