Small drop-in covid daily numbers in Greece

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The daily briefing by Greek health authorities revealed 2,781 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 340,493. The new cases were recorded from 61,291 tests with a positivity rate of 4.54 per cent.

The briefing by the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) also reported 63 deaths on Wednesday, a small decrease from Tuesday. The total number of fatalities since the pandemic started increased to 10,242.

The number of intubated patients remains high, as there are still 805 patients on respiratory support.

Attica, Greece’s most populous region, remains the geographical epicenter of the pandemic with 1,263 new cases. The northern city of Thessaloniki is second with 413.

Thessaloniki’s high street, Tsimiski, is already seeing the second impact of the pandemic on commerce, as 17 enterprises have been forced to close for good, according to the president of the Thessaloniki Tradesmen Association Pantelis Filippidis