Transmission of Covid-19 has skyrocketed once again in Greece, as the country recorded a stunning 2,147 cases on Tuesday.
The figure represents an increase of 1,267 individuals from the 880 cases that had been newly diagnosed and recorded in the country just one day before, on Monday.
The jump in cases comes as the country has been under a strict national lockdown since November, with certain areas under less severe restrictions and others under more draconian measures.
Nearly half of Tuesday’s cases were diagnosed in Attica, a region where the anti-virus measures are particularly severe, with all schools and non-essential businesses closed.
1,047 cases recorded in Attica alone
A total of 1,047 new instances of the virus were located in Attica, home to Athens, Greece’s capital city.
Transmission of the virus is particularly high in the center of Athens, where 285 cases of the virus were identified on Tuesday. In Piraeus, the port of Athens, 259 instances of the virus were diagnosed.
In Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, a total of 205 cases of Covid-19 were identified in the last 24 hours.
Tragically, 22 people with the coronavirus passed away in the country over the past 24-hour period, which is just two fewer than those recorded Monday.
Currently, 357 patients with Covid-19 are intubated in Greece, 11 more than those undergoing the intensive treatment on Monday.
Total 182,783 coronavirus cases diagnosed in Greece
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total 182,783 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the country, including all those who have recovered from the virus.
Of the cases diagnosed in Greece in the past seven days, just 55 are associated with foreign travel and 2,492 have been linked to contact with a known case.
Of the 357 patients intubated currently, 86.6% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions.
Additionally, a total of 1,291 patients have been discharged from ICUs around the country since the beginning of the pandemic.
The 22 new deaths recorded on Tuesday bring the total number of fatalities in the country to 6,343, and 95.7% of those who have passed away with the virus were over the age of 70 or suffered from underlying health issues.