Greece has seen a sharp increase in new coronavirus cases, with Greek authorities announcing 8,083 new cases on Tuesday, a considerable spike from the 3,682 on Sunday – the last day when data was released.
The National Public Health Agency also recorded 12 deaths, four more than the previous count, and said there are also 109 patients on ventilators.
There have been 3,508,610 confirmed coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic, together with 30,033 fatalities, 95.6 percent of which concerned people with a serious underlying illness and/or aged over 70.
Meanwhile, the European Parliament and Council have agreed to grant a one-year extension to the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC), allowing citizens to continue using their certificate to travel across the bloc past the regulation’s initial expiry date of June 30.
Featured image: ATHENS, GREECE – MAY 31: People are seen at the Ermou Street after the lifting of coronavirus measures in Athens, Greece on May 31, 2022. (Photo by Ayhan Mehmet/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)ANADOLU AGENCY VIA GETTY IMAGES
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