Greece has a total of 1,314 confirmed coronavirus cases, according to the information provided by professor of infectious diseases Sotiris Tsiodras at the Health ministry’s daily briefing.

The death toll now is 49, with the deaths of seven more patients on Tuesday. Eighty-five of the hospitalized patients are in a serious condition in Intensive Care Units. Most of these patients are men and have some underlying health condition.

Referring to the use of masks, Mr. Tsiodras said that the World Health Orgqnization has issued a directive stating that they are not necessary in everyday life unless someone is sick or caring for someone who is ill.