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Coronavirus Cases Surpass 2,000 in Greece on Thursday

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Greece’s daily coronavirus cases continued their upward trend on Thursday, when 2,107 cases were recorded across the country.

Of the total cases recorded in the country, 121 have been confirmed to be of the fast-spreading Delta variant, first discovered in India.

The current figure marks 287 more instances of the virus than the 1,820 cases that had been recorded on Wednesday.

Just five of Thursday’s total cases was identified during routine Covid-19 testing of tourists at the country’s borders.

Currently, there are 153 patients with the coronavirus on ventilators in Greece, which is six fewer than the number of patients undergoing the invasive treatment in the country yesterday, Wednesday.

Tragically, 10 people suffering from the coronavirus passed away in the country over the past 24-hour period, which is one more than those who died with the virus on Wednesday.

Britain scraps quarantine for vaccinated tourists

Britain announced on Thursday that fully vaccinated tourists and other travelers will no longer have to quarantine on their return from amber list countries from 19 July.

At present, travelers arriving from a country on the amber list, which includes top tourist destinations Greece, Spain, France, the United States and Italy, are required to isolate on arrival.

British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said those who have received two jabs will no longer have to self-isolate for 10 days after their return to the UK – but will still have to take a PCR test on their second day back.

“I can confirm today that from 19 July, UK residents who are fully vaccinated through the UK vaccine rollout will no longer have to self-isolate when they return to England,” Shapps said.

1,115 cases of coronavirus diagnosed in Attica alone; 62 in Thessaloniki

Of the 2,107 new coronavirus cases recorded in Greece in the past 24 hours, 1,115 were located in Attica, home to the Greek capital city of Athens.

In the city of Athens, a total of 271 cases of Covid-19 were identified Thursday.

A total of 119 cases of the coronavirus have been diagnosed in Heraklion, and 89 in Rethymno, both located in Crete, where the Delta variant has begun to spread.

Over 400,000 total coronavirus cases diagnosed in Greece

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 430,960 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 146 are associated with foreign travel and 1,769 have been linked to contact with a known case.

Of the 153 patients intubated currently, 88.2% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions. Their average age is 70.

Additionally, a total of 2,720 patients have been discharged from ICUs around the country since the beginning of the pandemic.

The 10 new deaths recorded on Thursday bring the total number of fatalities in the country to 12,773; 95.2% of those who have passed away with the virus were over the age of 70 or suffered from underlying health issues.

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