Just one of Thursday’s total cases was identified during routine Covid-19 testing of tourists at the country’s borders.
Additionally, there are 476 patients with Covid-19 on ventilators on Thursday, which is ten fewer than the 486 patients undergoing the invasive treatment in the country yesterday, Wednesday.
Tragically, 39 people suffering from the coronavirus passed away in the country over the past 24-hour period, which represents 16 more than those who died with the virus on Wednesday.
Greece remains on UK Amber List–dashing summer tourism hopes
Greece remained on the United Kingdom’s “Amber List” in the newest revisiting of the travel advisory system, despite its improving coronavirus situation and its successful inoculation campaign for all island residents.
A live update from the UK states that Greece will not be included on the much-desired “Green List” of countries from which UK travelers do not have to quarantine upon their return.
No new countries anywhere in the world will be added to the Green List, according to the most recent reports on Thursday.
As of now, all UK travelers must quarantine for a total of ten days upon their arrival back in the UK after a trip to Greece, undergoing coronavirus testing upon their return and then again eight days later.
Travel to Greece, a perennial favorite for Britons for many decades, is not strictly prohibited, but is plainly discouraged.
590 cases of Covid-19 diagnosed in Attica alone; 148 in Thessaloniki
Of the 1,239 new coronavirus cases recorded in Greece in the past 24 hours, 590 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 185 cases of Covid-19 were identified Wednesday.
Tests showed that in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, a total of 148 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 406,751 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 33 are associated with foreign travel and 1,779 have been linked to contact with a known case.
Of the 476 patients intubated currently, 87% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions. Their average age is 67.
On Thursday alone, 145 people with the coronavirus were admitted to hospitals in Greece.
Additionally, a total of 2,473 patients have been discharged from ICUs around the country since the beginning of the pandemic.
The 39 new deaths recorded on Thursday bring the total number of fatalities in the country to 12,184; 95.2% of those who have passed away with the virus were over the age of 70 or suffered from underlying health issues.