Record-Breaking 460 New Coronavirus Cases in Greece Friday, Five Deaths



Credit: Greek Reporter

A record 460 new cases of the coronavirus were recorded in Greece on Friday, the largest number of cases recorded in any 24-hour period in the country since the start of the pandemic.

Of Friday’s 460 cases, 142 are linked to known outbreaks and just 26 were identified during routine screening for the virus at Greece’s points of entry.

An outbreak of 114 Covid-19 cases was identified in a canning factory in Skydra, in the region of Pella in Northern Greece.

A shocking 207 of Friday’s cases were located in the Greek region of Attica, home to Athens, the country’s capital.

In total, there have been 19,346 cases of the virus in Greece since the pandemic began, 2,991 of which are associated with foreign travel, and 7,967 of which are traced to contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19.

Intubated patients suffering from the coronavirus in Greece now number 85. The median age of those intubated is 69, and just 26 of them are women. Just over 88% of them are either over the age of 70 or have underlying health conditions.

Including the five deaths recorded on Friday, a total of 398 people have lost their lives with the coronavirus in Greece. The median age of those who died with the virus is 78 and 96.2% of them were over the age of 70 or suffered from underlying health issues.