A total of 699 patients with Covid-19 are intubated in Greece Wednesday, the same figure as Tuesday, which is the highest number of people undergoing the treatment ever recorded in the country.
A total of 55,842 coronavirus tests were conducted across the country during the day, bringing the positivity rate to 5.48% in Greece, down from 5.56% on Tuesday.
Tragically, 67 people with the coronavirus passed away in the country over the past 24-hour period, which is 16 more than those who died with the virus on Tuesday.
1,422 cases of Covid-19 diagnosed Attica alone; 387 in Thessaloniki
Of the 3,062 coronavirus cases recorded in Greece in the past 24 hours, 1,422 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 338 cases of Covid-19 were identified Wednesday.
Piraeus, Athens’ port city, had a total of 221 instances of the virus on Wednesday.
Tests showed that in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, a total of 387 cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in the last 24 hours.
Total 245,405 coronavirus cases in Greece since the start of the pandemic
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 245,405 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 81 are associated with foreign travel and 3,038 have been linked to contact with a known case.
Of the 699 patients intubated currently, 81.5% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions. Their average age is 68.
On Wednesday alone, 476 people with the coronavirus were admitted to hospitals in Greece.
Additionally, a total of 1,632 patients have been discharged from ICUs around the country since the beginning of the pandemic.
The 67 new deaths recorded on Wednesday bring the total number of fatalities in the country to 7,649, and 95.7% of those who have passed away with the virus were over the age of 70 or suffered from underlying health issues.