Record jump in Greek COVID-19 infections as country records 841 new cases


Daily coronavirus cases have struck over 800 in the past three days this week, with Greece’s health authorities announcing 841 new confirmed cases and 10 more deaths on Friday evening.

Over a third of the new cases were found in Attica, home of Greece’s capital, followed by Thessaloniki which showed a rapid increased to 197 new cases. There are concerns that Thessaloniki is at high risk and must be changed from “increased monitoring” (level 3) to “increase threat” (level 4) and be placed in lockdown.

Authorities consider the next 10 days “crucial” as they monitor the effects of the strict measures imposed on some 18 regional units.

The National Organization of Public Health (EODY) announced in its daily bulletin that 10 additional patients have died, bringing the total number of fatalities to 559. The median age of the patients who died was 79 years.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis declared on Thursday the mandatory use of masks in indoor and outdoor spaces.

He warned that the “upcoming months will be difficult” and more targeted measures are needed ”in order to avoid a second lockdown.”

The total cases have increased to 29,057 and death toll to 559.




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