Just two of Thurday’s total cases were identified during routine Covid-19 testing of tourists at the country’s borders.
Currently, there are 376 patients with Covid-19 on ventilators in Greece, which is five fewer than the number of patients undergoing the invasive treatment in the country yesterday, Wednesday.
Music to return to bars, restaurants, cafes
Greece will ease some of its existing Covid-19 restrictions on Saturday, Greek Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Chardalias announced on Wednesday.
Since the country reopened after its six-month lockdown in May, there has been a nightly curfew running from 12:00 AM until 5:30 AM.
Starting Saturday, June 12, the nightly curfew will be moved to 1:30AM.
The curfew will end entirely on July 1, and nightclubs, which remained closed, will likely reopen on the same date.
Since Greece’s lockdown ended, bars, restaurants, and cafes with outdoor seating have been open for business — but without music.
The measure was put in place to prevent further spread of the virus, as experts believed people would talk louder to be heard over the music, which emits more droplets into the air.
Music will return, however, on Saturday, according to the latest safety measures.
According to the latest easing of Greece’s coronavirus measures, which were approved by a panel of epidemiologists, Private tutoring schools, or “frontistiria,” will open their doors again on Saturday.
365 cases of Covid-19 diagnosed in Attica alone; 84 in Thessaloniki
Of the 781 new coronavirus cases recorded in Greece in the past 24 hours, 365 were located in Attica, home to the Greek capital city of Athens.
Instances of the virus were particularly high in the city itself, where 128 cases of Covid-19 were identified Thursday.
Tests showed that in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, a total of 81 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 413,170 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 31 are associated with foreign travel and 1,523 have been linked to contact with a known case.
Of the 376 patients intubated currently, 88.0% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions. Their average age is 67.
On Thursday alone, 102 people with the coronavirus were admitted to hospitals in Greece.
Additionally, a total of 2,539 patients have been discharged from ICUs around the country since the beginning of the pandemic.
The 24 new deaths recorded on Thursday bring the total number of fatalities in the country to 12,370; 95.2% of those who have passed away with the virus were over the age of 70 or suffered from underlying health issues.