Greece recorded 262 new cases of COVID-19 infection during the last 24-hour reporting period, the highest daily number since the onset of an outbreak in the country.
This brings the total number of cases to 6,177.
1,528 people are considered to be involved in travel from abroad and 3,002 people have been involved in a known case.
On Monday, Greece recorded 203 cases of COVID-19, recorded as the largest number of daily cases since the pandemic began.
The highest number previously reported in one day was 156 cases, recorded in April.
Geographical distribution of new cases:
- 22 people identified after checking in at the gates of the country
- 7 other critical cases (volunteers tested)
- 85 cases in Thessaloniki (36 of which are related to the nursing home cluster)
- 66 cases in Attica
- 11 cases in Magnisia
- 8 cases in Halkidiki
- 7 cases in Xanthi
- 7 cases in Pella
- 5 cases in Larissa
- 5 cases in PIeria
- 5 cases by Serres
- 4 cases in Florina
- 3 cases in Imathia
- 3 cases in Kastoria
- 3 cases in Lakonia
- 3 cases in Cyclades
- 2 cases in Arkadia
- 2 cases in Heraklio
- 1 case in Aitoloakarnania
- 1 case in Grevena
- 1 case in a TV series
- 1 case in Evia
- 1 case in Ilia
- 1 case in Kozani
- One case in Corfu
- 1 case in Kefalonia
- 1 case in Kilkis
- 1 case in Corinth
- 1 case in Evros
- 1 case in Lasithi
- 1 case in Preveza
- 1 case in Trikala
Out of 11,136 tested in the past 24 hours, 2.36% positive.
There are slightly more trials performed in the past 24 hours, but the number is not too high to justify the “explosion” of new cases.
Of the new cases, 66 cases were identified in the Attica region and 85 cases in the Thessaloniki region.
24 individuals are in the ICU. Their average age is 63 years old.
The country’s pandemic death toll remains at 216. The average age of all is 76 years old and 95.8% has an underlying medical condition and / or is over 70 years old.
The total number of coronavirus assays since the onset of the outbreak in February was 679,785.
Meanwhile, Russia has developed the first ‘Sputnik V’ vaccine that provides “sustained immunity” against the coronavirus, President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday.
Putin stressed that the vaccine ‘Sputnik V’ has undergone the necessary tests and has been shown to be effective, providing long-term immunity from coronavirus. He also called it “a very important step forward for the world”.
The vaccine was developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute. One of Putin’s daughters is believed to have been vaccinated with ‘Sputnik V’, though clinical trials are continuing.
Mass production is expected to begin in September and mass vaccination in October.