Just one of Wednesday’s total cases was identified during routine Covid-19 testing of tourists at the country’s borders.
Additionally, there are 486 patients with Covid-19 on ventilators on Wednesday, which is four more than the 482 patients undergoing the invasive treatment in the country yesterday, Tuesday.
Tragically, 23 people suffering from the coronavirus passed away in the country over the past 24-hour period, which represents four fewer than those who died with the virus on Tuesday.
Greeks optimistic about vaccine, progress in terms of pandemic
Of all the people surveyed, 68.4% believe that the worst of the pandemic is already over, and that normal life will return shortly in 2022.
The effort to vaccinate the Greek population is credited as the source of optimism about the future of the course of the pandemic.
A total of 57.2% believe that the government’s efforts to vaccinate the public and re-open the country are the right way to move on from the pandemic.
A whopping 97.8% of people in Greece were happy with the process of obtaining the COVID-19 vaccine. Only 4.8% of those surveyed said they are not interested in getting the vaccine.
These figures are a steep turnaround from the pubic sentiment about the pandemic during 2020. This newfound hope is hard-earned after Greece’s fight against the coronavirus.
717 cases of Covid-19 diagnosed in Attica alone; 202 in Thessaloniki
Of the 1,381 new coronavirus cases recorded in Greece in the past 24 hours, 717 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 202 cases of Covid-19 were identified Wednesday.
Tests showed that in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, a total of 110 cases of Covid-19 had been diagnosed in the last 24 hours.
Over 400,000 total coronavirus cases in Greece
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 405,542 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 37 are associated with foreign travel and 1,863 have been linked to contact with a known case.
Of the 486 patients intubated currently, 86.4% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions. Their average age is 67.
On Wednesday alone, 198 people with the coronavirus were admitted to hospitals in Greece.
Additionally, a total of 2,462 patients have been discharged from ICUs around the country since the beginning of the pandemic.
The 23 new deaths recorded on Wednesday bring the total number of fatalities in the country to 12,145; 95.2% of those who have passed away with the virus were over the age of 70 or suffered from underlying health issues.