Cases of COVID-19 have skyrocketed in Greece, as the country has confirmed 25,566 new infections and nineteen deaths associated with the virus in the last 24 hours, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) announced on Tuesday.
The vast majority of coronavirus restrictions and mask mandates across the country were scrapped at the beginning of the summertime tourist season.
A total of 9,360 cases were recorded in the country the day before on Monday, and 23 people died with the virus.
Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed a total of 3,755,074 coronavirus infections.
A total of 15,155 COVID-19 cases were recorded in the region of Attica, home to the capital city of Athens, on Tuesday.
In Thessaloniki, the country’s second-largest city, 2,289 infections were diagnosed in the past 24 hours.
98 people with COVID-19 on ventilators in Greece
The nineteen deaths associated with the coronavirus recorded in the last 24 hours bring the total number of people who have died from the virus in Greece to 30,349. Of those who have passed away, 95.7 percent had an underlying condition and/or were aged seventy or over.
A total of 98 coronavirus patients are on ventilators in hospitals on Tuesday, and 102 people were undergoing the treatment the day before.
The median age of intubated patients is 71, and 90.8 percent have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over. Of the total, 37 (37.76%) are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 61 (62.24%) are fully vaccinated.
A total of 4,738 patients have been discharged from ICUs in Greece since the pandemic began.
In addition, 309 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals in the last 24 hours. The average admission of patients with COVID-19 to hospitals over the last seven days was 292.
The median age of those with new infections is 37 years while the median age of the deceased is 80.