A total of 858 cases of the coronavirus were diagnosed in Greece on Wednesday, 16 more than the 842 cases that were recorded in the country one day earlier, on Tuesday.
Alarming health officials, a great number of Wednesday’s 858 cases were diagnosed in Attica, where 409 Covid-19 diagnoses were recorded.
Attica is home to Athens, the capital and most populous city in Greece.
Cases are particularly high in Athens itself — where a total of 104 cases were recorded in the center of the city. In the city’s western and northern suburbs, 63 and 76 cases were diagnosed respectively on Wednesday.
In Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city, a total of 74 cases were identified in the last 24 hours.
Tragically, 32 people with the virus passed away in the country over the past 24-hour period, which is 11 more than those recorded yesterday.
Currently, 283 patients with Covid-19 are now intubated in Greece, nine fewer than those who were intubated in the country on Tuesday.
Total 1,090 coronavirus patients discharged from Greece’s ICUs
In total, 154,083 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, 5,893 are associated with foreign travel, and 47,802 are associated with contact with a known case.
Of the 274 patients intubated currently, 86.9% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions. Their median age is 69, and 194 of the patients are male.
Additionally, a total of 1,090 patients have been discharged from ICUs around the country since the beginning of the pandemic.
The 32 new deaths recorded on Wednesday bring the total number of fatalities in the country to 5,724. Of all those who lost their lives after suffering from the virus, a total of 3,367 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.