Greek health authorities announced a large spike in coronavirus cases on Tuesday with 4,608 new infections diagnosed across the country, representing a new record number of infections since the beginning of the pandemic.
This represents an increase of 0.9% from Monday’s total.
The National Organization for Public Health (EODY), also stated that there were a total of 32 fatalities associated with the coronavirus in the past 24 hours. A total of 95.3% suffered from an underlying disease and / or were age 70 years and older.
Just twenty-three of the new infections involved tourists who tested upon arrival in Greece.
Greece sets dubious new record for cases
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Greece, including all those who have recovered from the virus, is now 566,812. A total of 13,466 people have died with the disease since the beginning of the outbreak.
A total of 326 people are currently intubated in intensive care units, an increase of 7 over the number from yesterday.
Their median age is 65 years. 83.1% have an underlying disease and / or age 70 years and older.
The number of admissions of new Covid-19 patients in the hospitals in Greece over the past day was 293, showing an increase of 9.74%.
The average number of admissions over the last seven days is 272. The median age of cases is 39 years (range 0.2 to 106 years), while the median age of death is 78 years (range 0.2 to 106 years).
Coronavirus in wastewater stable in Attica, greatly increased in Ioannina, Heraklion
The EODY disclosed when it announced that Greece had set a new record for coronavirus cases that it had conducted 121,881 Covid tests in the past 24 hours, with 23,867 PCR tests and 98,014 rapid antigen.
Crucially, the EODY also stated that the viral load of coronavirus in the urban wastewater of Attica is stable, and just marginally increased in Thessaloniki.
However, it increased by a staggering 292% in Ioannina and 246% in Heraklion. The amount of the virus in wastewater is considered to be a more true reflection of the prevalence of the virus, since not all those who suffer from it are tested or may even have symptoms.
There were 259 cases in the central sector of Athens alone, while there were 402 new cases in Thessaloniki.