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Uptick in Coronavirus Cases in Greece; 1,604 in Attica Alone

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Restaurant staff spent the past week preparing for the long-awaited reopening of restaurants, cafes and bars in Greece on Monday. Credit: Greek Reporter

Greece recorded 3,421 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday — an increase of 1,328 cases since yesterday, Wednesday, when Greece recorded an increase of 706 cases over the day prior.

Additionally, the country recorded 765 patients with Covid-19 on ventilators on Wednesday, which is 18 fewer than the 783 patients undergoing the invasive treatment in the country yesterday, Tuesday.

Currently there are 754 intubated patients across Greece — the same number of people who were intubated yesterday.

A total of 83 people suffering from the coronavirus passed away in the country over the past 24-hour period, which represents 13 fewer individuals than those who died with the virus on Wednesday.

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The European Center for Disease Control’s composite Coronavirus map for the continent as of May 6. Credit: ECDC

10,847 total coronavirus deaths in Greece

The 83 deaths recorded on Thursday bring the death total in all those who suffered with the virus to 10,847; the total number of all those who have been diagnosed with the virus, including all who have recovered from it, now comes to 355,450.

A record number of tests were performed over the last 24 hours, amounting to 80,017 nationwide, using both PCR and Rapid tests; the positivity rate amounted to 4.27%,  marked decrease over the 6.16% that was noted yesterday.

The number of cases today represents an increase over last Thursday, before the Easter holiday.

Country in orange on composite index ECDC map

As is the norm, the majority of coronavirus cases are located in the region of Attica, with 564 from the central part of the city of Athens — as opposed to the 279 that were diagnosed there yesterday. Southern Athens also saw a large increase, marking 167 that were diagnosed there today as opposed to the 83 of yesterday.

A total of 417 cases of the coronavirus were recorded in Greece’s second largest city of Thessaloniki.

Today’s map published by the ECDC still shows Greece as “green” for the amount of positive tests across the country, which is one of the most favorable ratings in all of Europe.

Overall, the country is at the Orange level in the composite index, while the Peloponnese, along with the the Aegean and Ionian Islands are  in yellow.

The composite index includes the number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days, along with the rate of testing and the amount of positive tests.

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