March 19, 2020 / 4:20 PM / in 3 months

Greece has registered 464 coronavirus cases, six deaths: health min official

A man wears a protective face mask as he stands on his scooter outside a closed store, as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Athens, Greece, March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has so far confirmed 464 coronavirus cases and registered six deaths, a health ministry official said on Thursday.

Sotiris Tsiodras, a health ministry coordinator, said that estimates for at least 2,000-3,000 people being infected in Greece were gradually being confirmed. He added that 19 people have recovered. There were 418 cases reported on Wednesday.

Reporting by Renee Maltezou and Lefteris Papadimas

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