A total of 776 coronavirus patients are currently on ventilators in Greece on Thursday — 27 more than those recorded in the country on the day before, Wednesday.
The figure amounts to the highest number of patients undergoing the treatment ever recorded in a single day in the country.
Greece recorded 3,228 cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, which marks 217 fewer instances of Covid-19 than the 3,445 cases that had been diagnosed in the country on Wednesday.
A total of 58,456 coronavirus tests were conducted across the country during the day, bringing the positivity rate to 5.52% in Greece, up from 3.61% yesterday.
Tragically, 73 people suffering from the coronavirus passed away in the country over the past 24-hour period, which represents two more than those who died with the virus on Wednesday.
1,578 cases of Covid-19 diagnosed Attica alone; 435 in Thessaloniki
Of the 3,228 coronavirus cases recorded in Greece in the past 24 hours, 1,578 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 454 cases of Covid-19 were identified Thursday.
Piraeus, Athens’ port city, had a total of 245 instances of the virus on Thursday.
Tests showed that in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, a total of 435 cases of Covid-19 had been diagnosed in the last 24 hours.
Total 288,230 coronavirus cases in Greece since the start of the pandemic
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 288,230 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 102 are associated with foreign travel and 2,844 have been linked to contact with a known case.
Of the 776 patients intubated currently, 83% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions. Their average age is 68.
On Thursday alone, 595 people with the coronavirus were admitted to hospitals in Greece.
Additionally, a total of 1,825 patients have been discharged from ICUs around the country since the beginning of the pandemic.
The 73 new deaths recorded on Thursday bring the total number of fatalities in the country to 8,680; 95.6% of those who have passed away with the virus were over the age of 70 or suffered from underlying health issues.