Greece registered 8,613 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours, a record since the pandemic It burst into the country in February 2020 and the hospitals are beginning to be saturated again.
Since the end of October, the number of infections has not stopped increasing and went from 3,600 new infections on October 29 to 6,150 a week later and to 7,330 on Monday, according to figures published by the National health agency (Eody).
In addition, and according to official numbers, 45 people died on Tuesday and 65 on Monday. The most affected region of the country is the north, where there are fewer vaccinated people.
Nikos Kapravelos, director of the hospital emergency department Papanikolaou from Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece, warned of the risk of experiencing a situation similar to that of November last year, in the middle of the second wave of the pandemic.
Since last week and given this increase in infections, the health passport, which shows that the carrier is fully vaccinated, is also mandatory in restaurants and outdoor cafes in Greece and not only in closed places.
“The pandemic is still there, the cases increase as it happens in other countries of the European Union“warned Monday Marios Themistokleus, Secretary General of Health, in a press conference, explaining that 61.2% of the Greek population is fully vaccinated.