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Coronavirus: Intubations Remain High in Greece

Pedestrians are seen strolling along Athens’ Ermou Street during the lockdown. Credit: Greek Reporter

Greek health authorities announced that there were a total of 1,134 new cases of the coronavirus diagnosed on Clean Monday, 492 fewer than had been recorded one day earlier, on Sunday.

However, the National Organization of Public Health (EODY) stated that there had been a significantly lower number of tests completed in the last 24 hours compared to the average of the previous days.

Over the past day, 46 deaths in those suffering with the coronavirus were recorded, according to the EODY officials.

Total 222,281 coronavirus cases in Greece since the start of the pandemic

A total of 564 patients are now being treated by the invasive method of intubation, with their number remaining constant compared to yesterday.

A total of 18,823 tests were performed on Saturday, while the rate of positivity reached 8.64% on that day. This is up sharply from the rate seen during the past week, which hovered at just over 5%.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 221,147 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the country, including all those who have recovered from the virus.

Alarming increase in positivity rate over past two days

On Saturday, the positivity rate had been a promising 4.99%.

The total of Covid-19 cases which Greece recorded on Sunday — 1,626 — constituted a sharp drop from the previous day, with 886 fewer than the 2,512 cases reported on Saturday.

A total of 18,823 coronavirus tests were conducted across the country during the day on Saturday, with the positivity rate skyrocketing to 8.9% in Greece on Sunday.

The number of patients with Covid-19 who are currently intubated in Greece — 564 on Sunday and Monday — represents 18 more than those recorded on Saturday.

The influx of patients who are currently intubated, which involves placing a tube down a person’s throat to assist in breathing, has put immense strain on the country’s hospitals.

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