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Covid-19: Intubations Continue to Rise in Greece

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A record number of patients with Covid-19 in Greece are on ventilators Sunday.

The total number of people undergoing the intensive treatment, which involves placing a tube in the patient’s throat to assist breathing, has reached 735 in Greece.

Sunday’s figure breaks the previous record of 728, which was recorded just yesterday, on Saturday.

Tragically, 54 people with the coronavirus passed away in the country over the past 24-hour period, which is 18 fewer than those who died with the virus on Saturday.

Greece identified a total of 1,449 Covid-19 cases in the country on Sunday, 1,684 fewer than the 3,133 cases diagnosed in Greece on Saturday.

607 cases of Covid-19 diagnosed Attica alone; 230 in Thessaloniki

Of the 1,449 coronavirus cases recorded in Greece in the past 24 hours, 607 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 161 cases of Covid-19 were identified Sunday.

Piraeus, Athens’ port city, had a total of 54 instances of the virus on Sunday.

Tests showed that in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, a total of 230 cases of Covid-19 had been diagnosed in the last 24 hours.

Total 254,031 coronavirus cases in Greece since the start of the pandemic

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 254,031 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 2,605 have been linked to contact with a known case.

Of the 735 patients intubated currently, 82.3% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions. Their average age is 68.

On Sunday alone, 422 people with the coronavirus were admitted to hospitals in Greece.

Additionally, a total of 1,664 patients have been discharged from ICUs around the country since the beginning of the pandemic.

The 54 new deaths recorded on Sunday bring the total number of fatalities in the country to 7,880, and 95.7% of those who have passed away with the virus were over the age of 70 or suffered from underlying health issues.

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