Greece surpasses 10,000 COVID-19 deaths

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Greece broke the barrier of 10,000 COVID-19 deaths, according to the latest data from the National Public Health Organisation (EODY).

In the last 24 hours, as reported by EODY, 57 patients died and the total number of victims since the beginning of the pandemic is now 10,007.

At the same time, hospitals are under a lot of pressure, with 816 intubated patients.

Yesterday, EODY announced another 1,400 cases of COVID-19 in Greece with the infections in total since the beginning of the pandemic exceeding 333,000.

Attica remains in the biggest hotspot, with 676 cases identified yesterday.

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The problem areas are mostly the centre and western suburbs of Athens, as well as Piraeus.

Despite this gloomy milestone, Greece has started opening to tourists from specific locations, including the United States, the European Union, Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

Greece opens to all tourists on May 15 so long as they have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or have a negative test result 72 hours before arriving.

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