The record for the highest number of coronavirus cases recorded in one day in Greece was broken last Tuesday, when 8,623 cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed.
In the past day, a total of 662,728 coronavirus tests have been administered, including both PCR and rapid tests, bringing the positivity rate in Greece to 1.22%. This figure is a huge decrease from yesterday’s positivity rate, which was 6.44%.
Tragically, 80 people suffering from the coronavirus passed away in Greece over the past 24-hour period, which is eight more than the 72 deaths recorded in the country on Monday.
The average age of those who have tested positive for the virus in Greece is 38, and the average age of those who have died with the virus is 78.
A total of just 11 of Tuesday’s cases were identified during routine Covid-19 testing of tourists at the country’s borders.
Currently, there are 547 patients with the coronavirus on ventilators in Greece, which is four fewer than the 551 patients undergoing the invasive treatment in the country on Monday.
2,025 coronavirus cases in Attica, 1,345 in Thessaloniki
Of the 8,129 new coronavirus cases recorded in Greece in the past 24 hours, 2,025 were located in Attica, home to the Greek capital city of Athens.
A total of 597 cases of Covid-19 were identified in Athens on Tuesday.
In Thessaloniki, the second-largest city in Greece, 1,345 cases of the virus were identified today.
Over 800,000 cases of Coronavirus recorded in Greece
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 847,188 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the country, including all those who have recovered from the virus.
Of the 547 patients intubated currently, 82.5% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions. Their average age is 65.
The majority of those who are on ventilators in Greece, or 83.18%, are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Additionally, a total of 3,409 patients have been discharged from ICUs around the country since the beginning of the pandemic.
The 80 new deaths recorded on Tuesday bring the total number of coronavirus-related fatalities in the country to 16,923.