Greece recorded 5,449 cases of the coronavirus on Monday — the highest number ever recorded in the country since the start of the pandemic.
In the past day, 82,593 coronavirus tests have been administered, including both PCR and rapid tests, bringing the positivity rate in Greece to 6.59%.
Tragically, 52 people suffering from the coronavirus passed away in Greece over the past 24-hour period.
The average age of those who tested positive for the virus over the last day in Greece is 39, and the average age of those who have died with the virus is 78.
A total of just 18 of Monday’s cases were identified during routine Covid-19 testing of tourists at the country’s borders.
Currently, there are 430 patients with the coronavirus on ventilators in Greece.
1,021 coronavirus cases in Attica, 828 in Thessaloniki
Of the 5,449 new coronavirus cases recorded in Greece in the past 24 hours, 1,021 were located in Attica, home to the Greek capital city of Athens.
In the city of Athens, a total of 262 cases of Covid-19 were identified Monday.
In Thessaloniki, the second-largest city in Greece, 828 cases of the virus were identified on Monday.
Over 700,000 cases of Covid-19 recorded in Greece
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 747,595 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the country, including all those who have recovered from the virus.
Of the 430 patients intubated currently, 80.2% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions. Their average age is 66.
The majority of those who are on ventilators in Greece, or 84.65%, are unvaccinated against the coronavirus.
Additionally, a total of 3,316 patients have been discharged from ICUs around the country since the beginning of the pandemic.
The 52 new deaths recorded on Monday bring the total number of fatalities in the country to 15,990.
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