Army field hospital set up in Thessaloniki as Greece’s COVID deaths hit record high

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An army field hospital has been set up outside the 424 Military Hospital in Thessaloniki in order to tend to COVID-19 patients as the city’s hospitals reach capacity.

Works are expected to be completed on the field hospital by Monday, according to an Open TV report.

Health authorities say the current situation in Thessaloniki hospitals are dire as intensive care units are almost full.

This comes as Greece also announced a record 108 deaths from the coronavirus on Saturday, followed up by 103 deaths on Sunday and 1,498 new cases.

There is also a record number of 540 patients in intubation in Greece.

Out of the 1,498 new coronavirus cases announced on Sunday, Thessaloniki once more had the most with 305, followed by the Attica region with 218, and Larissa, Trikala and Volos, all three in central Greece, with 84, 80 and 79 cases respectively.

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