Greece recorded a rise in the number of daily coronavirus in the country on Tuesday, as 3,593 total cases were recorded across the country.
This is the highest number of coronavirus cases recorded in a single day in Greece since April.
The current figure marks 1,523 more instances of the virus than the 2,070 cases that had been recorded on Monday. The average age of those who tested positive for the virus in Greece is 41.
A total of 15 of Tuesday’s cases were identified during routine Covid-19 testing of tourists at the country’s borders.
Currently, there are 142 patients with the coronavirus on ventilators in Greece, which is five fewer than the number of patients undergoing the invasive treatment in the country yesterday, Monday.
Tragically, eight people suffering from the coronavirus passed away in the country over the past 24-hour period, which is three more than those who died with the virus on Monday.
1,332 coronavirus cases in Attica, 356 in Crete
Of the 3,593 new coronavirus cases recorded in Greece in the past 24 hours, a stunning 1,332 were located in Attica, home to the Greek capital city of Athens.
In the city of Athens, a total of 328 cases of Covid-19 were identified Tuesday.
A total of 356 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, 398 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 482,145 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 124 are associated with foreign travel and 1,343 have been linked to contact with a known case.
Of the 142 patients intubated currently, 85.2% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions. Their average age is 65.
Additionally, a total of 2,794 patients have been discharged from ICUs around the country since the beginning of the pandemic.
The eight new deaths recorded on Tuesday bring the total number of fatalities in the country to 12,911; 95.2% of those who have passed away with Covid-19 were over the age of 70 or suffered from underlying health issues.
Greek Olympian now Covid-19 positive
Greek athlete Evangelia Platanioti, who would have been representing the country in the artistic swimming event at the Tokyo Olympics, tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday and will not participate in the Games.
All of her other team members tested negative for the virus. While Platanioti has a mild case of the virus and there is little concern about her physical health, the athlete has lost her shot at a spot in the Olympics for which she has trained for so long alongside her team members.
Platanioti was set to participate in both the team event and also a duet with fellow athlete Evelina Papazoglou.
The team event will go on without Platanioti, but the duet event must be cancelled. There was no alternate swimmer for the duet, but there was one for the team event.
The young athlete tested positive for the virus after experiencing symptoms at home in Athens, before leaving for the Olympics in Tokyo.
She would have been part of the second group of athletes from the country heading to Tokyo. After testing positive, she will not be allowed to attend the Games at all.