Greece recorded 453 new cases of COVID-19 in the latest 24-hour reporting period, the largest daily spike since the first case was registered in the country in late February.
This raises the total number of cases to 15,595.
2,618 are considered to be related to travel from abroad and 6,592 are related to an already known case.
It is recalled, Greece confirmed 243 positive covid-19 cases at the new temporary hosting facility for migrants and refugees at Kara Tepe on the island of Lesvos on Monday.
Seventy-nine individuals are in ICU. Their median age is 68 years, and 24 of them are women. 87.3% have an underlying condition or are aged 70 years and above.
A total of 181 patients have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece.
The country’s pandemic death toll stands at 344. The median age of all was 78 years and 96.8% of the deceased had an underlying condition and/or age of 70 years or more.
Meanwhile Greece’s Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced that “SYRIZA handed us 565 ICU beds, today we have 941,” during an interview on ALPHA on Monday.
“In September 2018 we had 35 people on a waiting list in Attica to find an ICU bed and we did not have coronavirus. Today, two years later, under our government, we have 99 vacant ICU beds in Attica amid a pandemic. That is, we have 62 empty non-Covid ICU beds at the moment (stroke, heart attack, cancer, serious surgery) and 37 empty ICU-Covid beds. And we continue to intensify this effort,” he added.
The Minister of Health also stressed that everyone must do their part to protect their fellow citizens.