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Record 667 Covid-19 Cases in Greece, 250 in Attica, Eight Deaths on Tuesday

Credit: AMNA

A shocking 667 cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in the country over the last day, along with eight deaths in those who had suffered with the virus.

This is by far the highest number of Covid-19 cases recorded in Greece in a one-day period since the start of the pandemic. The previous record, set just last Friday, was 508 new cases.

Of the total new cases announced on Tuesday, 88 are linked to known outbreaks across the country, and 45 were identified during testing at Greece’s points of entry.

Attica, home to Greece’s capital city of Athens, has a shocking 250 of Friday’s 667 cases, and Thessaloniki, Greece’s second most populous city, has 125 cases.

In total, 26,469 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Greece since the beginning of the pandemic, including all those who have recovered from the virus. Of this total, 3,613 are associated with foreign travel and 10,539 with contact with a known case.

The above official graph depicts the rapid rise of new coronavirus cases in Greece over the last couple of months.

There are currently 87 intubated patients in intensive care units around Greece. Their median age is 66, and just 27 are women.

Of the intubated patients, just over 93% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions. A total of 260 patients have been discharged from ICUs in the country.

The eight new deaths recorded on Friday bring the number of total fatalities in the country to 528. Of those who lost their lives after suffering with the virus, just 199 have been women.

The median age of those who passed away with Covid-19 was 79, and 96.2% of them were over the age of 70 or had underlying health issues.

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