COVID-19 cases in Greece skyrocket to a record 3,465 despite lockdown

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While Greece has been under lockdown for months, the country recorded the highest number of intubations and coronavirus cases it has ever had in one day on Wednesday.

Greece identified a total of 3,465 coronavirus cases in the country in the past 24 hours, while the number of patients with COVID-19 who are currently intubated reached 630.

Of the 3,465 coronavirus cases, 1,701 were located in Attica. In Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, a total of 394 cases were recorded.

Tragically, 59 people with the coronavirus passed away in the country over the past 24-hour period, which is three more than those who died with the virus on Tuesday.

During a live briefing on Wednesday, Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias called on private doctors to voluntarily join the public health system. He gave them a deadline of 48 hours and threatened them with requisition if they did not respond to the call.

The Health Minister did not appear particularly concerned with the new spike as he put his hope on the vaccination program. There will be 1.5 million inoculations by April, he underlined.

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