The number of patients with Covid-19 who are currently intubated in Greece reached 630 on Wednesday, which represents 25 more than those recorded the day before.
Over 60,000 coronavirus tests conducted in Greece Wednesday
The sheer number of patients undergoing the invasive treatment, which involves placing a tube in the patient’s throat to assist in breathing, has put an immense amount of pressure on Greece’s hospitals.
A total of 63,654 coronavirus tests were conducted across the country during the day, bringing down the positivity rate to 5.44% in Greece. Yesterday, Tuesday, the positivity rate was 12.3%.
Tragically, 59 people with the coronavirus passed away in the country over the past 24-hour period, which is three more than those who died with the virus on Tuesday.
1,701 cases of Covid-19 diagnosed Attica alone; 394 in Thessaloniki
Of the 3,465 coronavirus cases recorded in Greece in the past 24 hours, 1,701 were located in Attica, home to the Greek capital city of Athens.
Instances of the virus were particularly high in the center of the city itself, where 456 cases of Covid-19 were identified Wednesday.
Piraeus, Athens’ port city, had a total of 318 instances of the virus on Wednesday.
Tests showed that in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, a total of 394 cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in the last 24 hours.
Total 227,247 coronavirus cases in Greece since the start of the pandemic
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 227,247 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 75 are associated with foreign travel and 1,966 have been linked to contact with a known case.
Of the 630 patients intubated currently, 81.9% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions. Their average age is 68.
On Wednesday alone, 449 people with the coronavirus were admitted to hospitals in Greece.
Additionally, a total of 1,516 patients have been discharged from ICUs around the country since the beginning of the pandemic.
The 56 new deaths recorded on Wednesday bring the total number of fatalities in the country to 7,252, and 95.8% of those who have passed away with the virus were over the age of 70 or suffered from underlying health issues.