The number of the daily cases of the coronavirus in Greece remained elevated on Tuesday, as 3,565 total cases were recorded across the country.
The current figure marks 1,731 more instances of the virus than the 1,834 cases that had been recorded on Monday.
A total of seven of Tuesday’s cases were identified during routine Covid-19 testing of tourists at the country’s borders.
Tragically, nine 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 Monday.
466 cases of the Delta variant found in Greece
The Delta variant of Covid-19, first discovered in India, has quickly spread across Greece.
A total of 466 cases of the variant, which has been linked to more severe cases of the coronavirus, were discovered in Greece after tests of 856 samples taken from the period of June 17 to July 12 were completed on Monday.
Nearly 300 other samples examined during that period were linked to other coronavirus variants.
1,607 coronavirus cases in Attica, 334 in Crete
Of the 3,565 new coronavirus cases recorded in Greece in the past 24 hours, a stunning 1,607 were located in Attica, home to the Greek capital city of Athens.
In the city of Athens, a total of 375 cases of Covid-19 were identified Tuesday.
A total of 334 coronavirus cases were found in Crete, where the delta variant has taken hold. Officials and specialists speculate that the fast-spreading Delta variant is behind the sudden surge in cases on the Greek island.
In Thessaloniki, the second-largest city in Greece, 254 cases of the virus were identified on Tuesday.
Over 400,000 cases of Covid-19 recorded in Greece
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 463,473 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 123 are associated with foreign travel and 1,318 have been linked to contact with a known case.
Of the 121 patients intubated currently, 89.3% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions. Their average age is 66.
Additionally, a total of 2,765 patients have been discharged from ICUs around the country since the beginning of the pandemic.
The nine new deaths recorded on Tuesday bring the total number of fatalities in the country to 12,867; 95.1% of those who have passed away with Covid-19 were over the age of 70 or suffered from underlying health issues.