Concerns Over Coronavirus Rise as Greece Confirms Seventh Case



The number of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus in Greece rose to seven on Saturday, with another three patients testing positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes the disease.

According to the Health Ministry, which had already announced that a 38-year-old woman in Thessaloniki, her child, and two women in Athens have the Coronavirus, now a fourth woman and two men have also been diagnosed with COVID-19.

“The first case is a Greek woman that came into close contact with the first confirmed case and remains in an isolation unit inside a Thessaloniki referral hospital,” the announcement said, noting that the virus was detected by the Thessaloniki University Medical School Microbiology Laboratory.

“The second is a Greek man who had recently traveled to the stricken region of Italy and remains in an isolation unit at a referral hospital in Athens. The third incident was a Greek man who came into close contact with the third confirmed case, who also remains in an isolation unit in Athens,” the announcement added.

The statement went on to say that this case diagnosed by the Microbiology Laboratory of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens’ Medical School.

Currently, the virus has been recorded in more than sixty countries across the globe, with more than 90,000 cases and 2,900 fatalities.

Ninety-five percent of the cases and 97 percent of those who succumbed to the virus were in China; however, the situation in many parts of the world is continuing to worsen.