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Coronavirus Cases, Intubations Spike in Greece on Tuesday

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Greece recorded a rise in the number of daily coronavirus in the country on Tuesday, as 3,428 total cases were recorded across the country.

The current figure marks 1,272 more instances of the virus than the 2,156 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 14 of Tuesday’s cases were identified during routine Covid-19 testing of tourists at the country’s borders.

Currently, there are 191 patients with the coronavirus on ventilators in Greece, which is three more than the number of patients undergoing the invasive treatment in the country yesterday, Monday.

Tragically, 14 people suffering from the coronavirus passed away in the country over the past 24-hour period, which is six more than those who died with the virus on Monday.

First 12 year old vaccinated in Greece

The first 12-year-old to receive the shot against the coronavirus in Greece was vaccinated in Didymoteicho, in Thrace, on Tuesday.

According to a post his father made on Facebook, the boy wanted to send a message to all those who are hesitant about the vaccine to go out and get the shot.

His father noted that the family takes care of the boy’s grandparents, who have been vaccinated but have underlying health conditions. That’s why, he wrote, it was important for every member of the family to get the shot, even the youngest.

The boy received his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

1,332 coronavirus cases in Attica, 356 in Crete

Of the 3,428 new coronavirus cases recorded in Greece in the past 24 hours, a stunning 1,168 were located in Attica, home to the Greek capital city of Athens.

In the city of Athens, a total of 308 cases of Covid-19 were identified Tuesday.

A total of 343 coronavirus cases were found in Crete, where the Delta variant has taken hold.

In Thessaloniki, the second-largest city in Greece, 316 cases of the virus were identified on Tuesday.

Over 500,000 cases of coronavirus recorded in Greece

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 501,030 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 162 are associated with foreign travel and 1,722 have been linked to contact with a known case.

Of the 191 patients intubated currently, 82.2% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions. Their average age is 65.

Additionally, a total of 2,815 patients have been discharged from ICUs around the country since the beginning of the pandemic.

The 14 new deaths recorded on Tuesday bring the total number of fatalities in the country to 12,997; 95.2% of those who have passed away with Covid-19 were over the age of 70 or suffered from underlying health issues.

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