A record 50,126 new COVID-19 infections were recorded in Greece on Tuesday as the country continues its struggle contain the spread of the highly-transmissible Omicron variant.
The previous record of 40,560 cases had been set on December 31, 2021. Tuesday’s figures also included 61 deaths.
Greece’s total number of coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic has reached 1,344,923 with 21,053 dead.
A total of 619 patients remain intubated in intensive care units while 3,782 have left the ICU.
The Greek government announced that the cost of PCR tests at private laboratories and clinics will be capped at $53 starting on Thursday, January 6, according to a report by Kathimerini.
An announcement by the Ministry of Development stipulated that the maximum service charge (sample analysis, etc.), including the required reagents and consumables, will be $39.50. The maximum charge for sampling in private diagnostic laboratories and private clinics will be $13.55.
Featured image: People wearing protective face masks make their way to Monastiraki square amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Athens, Greece, December 29, 2021. REUTERS/Louiza Vradi
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