Cases remain high as vaccine rollout takes shape

Irini Anastassopoulou

Greek health authorities reported 4,309 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, just 31 short of a new record.

Greece broke a record last week, reporting 4,340 new cases of Covid-19 on March 29.

There were a further 79 deaths, bringing the total death toll up to 8,532, and the number of intubated patients is 751.

Attica, Greece’s most populous regions, remains the epicenter of the pandemic with 1,883 new cases, with the northern port city of Thessaloniki reporting 622 new cases, and Achaia reporting 135 new cases.

The reported new cases were significantly higher than Monday’s reported new cases of 1,866. Nevertheless, there were substantially more tests carried out.

On Monday, there were 16,332 tests with a positivity rate of 11.43 percent while on Tuesday, despite the more cases, there were a total of 75,182 tests with a positivity rate of 5.7 percent.