In Greece, 96 per cent of the 273 COVID-19 related deaths had an underlying condition or concerned people aged 70 and above.

Greek health authorities are concerned about outbreaks at aged care facilities, with cases noted at various nursing homes around the country in the second wave of the pandemic. There have been 19 positive test cases have been detected at the Cantaurea facility in Marousi, northeastern Athens, of which only one had symptoms. The Grace of Mary aged care facility at Moschato is also in lockdown after a 28-year-old staff member tested positive to the virus.

The situation is grim at the Agia Kyriaki facility at Asvestohori, where 22 people have succumbed to the virus, with one of the two deaths registered overnight on Wednesday belonging to an 81-year-old man from the facility.

Greece registered 233 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, including 20 identified at entry points to the country, according to figures revealed by the National Public Health Organization (EODY).

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There have been a total of 10,757 cases in Greece since the pandemic began and 273 deaths. Of these, 2,141 are linked to travel abroad and 4,779 to an already registered case.

Thirty-eight Greeks are intubated with ten women whose average age is 68 years, 94.7 per cent have an underlying condition or are aged 70 and above. A total of 154 people have been discharged since the start of the pandemic.

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