Nearly half of the 566 Covid cases diagnosed in Greece on Tuesday were recorded in Attica, home to Athens, the country’s capital and largest city.
There were 256 cases of the virus detected in Attica, 71 of which were diagnosed in the center of Athens. A total of 72 new cases were recorded in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city.
Tuesday’s total of 566 Covid cases is unfortunately 117 more than the 246 cases that were recorded in the country one day earlier, on Monday.
Tragically, 30 people with the virus passed away in the country over the past 24 hour period, which is 11 more than those recorded yesterday.
Currently, 320 patients with Covid-19 are now intubated in Greece, two fewer than those who were intubated in the country on Monday.
Total of 149,462 Covid cases diagnosed in Greece
In total, 149,462, cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the country since the beginning of the pandemic, including all those who have recovered from the virus.
Of this total, 5,786 are associated with foreign travel, and 45,808 are associated with contact with a known case.
Of the 320 patients intubated currently, 86.9% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions. Their median age is 68, and 225 of the patients are male.
A total of 1,037 patients have been discharged from ICUs around the country since the beginning of the pandemic.
The 30 new deaths recorded on Tuesday bring the total number of fatalities in the country to 5,518. Of all those who lost their lives after suffering from the virus, a total of 3,254 have been male.
The median age of those who passed away with Covid-19 is 79, and 95.4% of them were over the age of 70 or suffered from underlying health issues.
Retail measures this week
All retail stores, including hair and nail salons, are open for business once again, starting Monday, albeit under strict safety measures.
Appointments are only needed when visiting hair and nail salons, and customers can shop freely, without an appointment, at all other retail stores.
In order to make their purchases, customers must send an SMS to the country’s toll-free number 13033 with the number 2, which was the code for making essential purchases, followed by their name and address.
Under the new measures, customers will have a total of two hours to shop after sending their SMS.
Additionally, there will be a limit to the amount of customers permitted inside of a store, depending on its dimensions, so that safe social distancing can be maintained.
Notably, the country’s curfew from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM will remain in effect. The use of masks in all indoor and outdoor settings, apart from the home, is still mandatory.
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