Health ministry spokesperson and infectious diseases professor Sotiris Tsiodras, confirmed a total of 1,212 coronavirus cases in Greece, at the daily briefing. Forty-three people have died so far as five more deaths  were reported today.

As Mr. Tsiodras said, out of the hospitalized patients, 72 are in serious condition and are being treated in Intensive Care Units. Most of these patients are men (81%) and have some underlying health condition.

The professor of infectious diseases advised the public “to abide to the precautionary measures to stop the spread of the virus in the community and maintain the good scenario. “We are in the mitigation phase and the most effective measure is keeping the distance”, he added.