Covid Cases in Greece Climb Over 1,000, Setting New Record



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A record-breaking 1,259 cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in the country over the last day, and 12 deaths were recorded 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 on Saturday, was 935.

The record for the highest number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in a 24-hour period in Greece has been broken five times in October alone.

Of the total new cases announced on Tuesday, 112 are linked to known outbreaks across the country, and 62 were identified during testing at Greece’s points of entry.

Attica, home to Greece’s capital city of Athens, has 295 of Tuesday’s 1,259 cases, and Thessaloniki, Greece’s second most populous city, has 291 cases.

In total, 32,752 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, 3,950 are associated with foreign travel and 12,381 with contact with a known case.

There are currently 102 intubated patients in intensive care units around Greece. Their median age is 65, and just 33 are women.

Of the intubated patients, 96.1% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions. A total of 277 patients have been discharged from ICUs in the country.

The 12 new deaths recorded on Tuesday bring the number of total fatalities in the country to 593. Of those who lost their lives after suffering with the virus, 225 have been women.

The median age of those who passed away with Covid-19 was 79, and 96.1% of them were over the age of 70 or had underlying health issues.