Greece registered 262 new cases of COVID-19 during the last 24 hours of the reporting period, which is the highest daily amount since the outbreak in the country.
This raises the total number of cases to 6,177.
1,528 are considered to be related to travel from abroad, and 3,002 are related to an already known case.
On Monday, Greece registered 203 cases of COVID-19, which is recorded as the highest number of cases per day since the beginning of the pandemic.
The previous highest number reported in one day was 156 cases, which was registered in April.
Geographical distribution of new cases:
- 22 were identified after inspections of the country’s entrance gates
- 7 other important cases (voluntarily tested)
- 85 cases in Thessaloniki (36 of them related to the nursing home cluster)
- 66 cases in Attica
- 11 cases of Magnesia
- 8 cases of Halkidiki
- 7 cases in Xanthi
- 7 cases in Pella
- 5 cases in Larissa
- 5 cases in PIeria
- 5 cases in Serres
- 4 cases in Florina
- 3 cases in Imathia
- 3 cases in Kastoria
- 3 cases in Laconia
- 3 cases in Cyclades
- 2 cases in Arcadia
- 2 cases in Heraklion
- 1 case in Aitoloakarnania
- 1 case in Grevena
- 1 case in Drama
- 1 case in Evia
- 1 case in Elijah
- 1 case in Kozani
- 1 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
From 11,136 tests in the last 24 hours, 2.36% were positive.
There have been a few more tests in the last 24 hours, but the number is not so great as to justify the “explosion” of new cases.
Of the new cases, 66 were identified in the Attica region and 85 in the Thessaloniki region.
Twenty-four people are in the ICU. Their average age is 63 years.
The pandemic mortality rate in the country remains 216. The mean age of all was 76 years, and 95.8% had an underlying condition and / or were over 70 years of age.
The total coronavirus test since the outbreak in February was 679,785.
Russia, meanwhile, has developed the first Sputnik V vaccine, offering “sustained immunity” against the coronavirus, President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday.
Putin stressed that the Sputnik V vaccine had undergone the necessary tests and proved effective, offering lasting immunity to the coronavirus. He also called it “a very important step for the world.”
The vaccine was developed by the Moscow Gamaleya Institute. One of Putin’s daughters has reportedly already been vaccinated with Sputnik V, although clinical trials are continuing.
Mass production is expected to begin in September and mass vaccination in October.