Greece recorded 293 new cases of COVID-19 in the latest 24-hour reporting period, its highest daily tally since the start of the outbreak in the country.
Infectious diseases expert Gkikas Magiorkinis warned against complacency, noting that “a small number of carriers, could transmit the virus to many.” On MEGA's news bulletin, he also stressed the importance of wearing masks in enclosed public places and called on returning holidaymakers to self-isolate for 7 to 10 days.
The total number of cases in Greece stands at 9,280.
1,943 are considered to be related to travel from abroad and 4,179 are related to an already known case.
Two weeks ago, Greece recorded 262 COVID-19 cases, which was recorded as the single largest daily number of cases since the pandemic began.
Thirty-three individuals are in the ICU, and their median age is 67 years. 42.4% have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 and above. Another 145 have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece.
The country’s pandemic death toll stands at 248. The median age of all was 77 years and 93.5% of the deceased had an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 and above.
Meanwhile, Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis announced the municipality’s covid-19 action plan including the daily sanitation of roads, squares and public spaces, distributing free masks to students and teachers at all schools, increasing staff at Athens municipal health clinics, supporting vulnerable groups and increasing blood donor days at municipal health clinics.