New Covid cases see fresh surge of 248, as ICU patients rise to 46


After a few days of new coronavirus cases dropping below the 200 mark, the Greek Health Ministry on Wednesday reported 248 confirmed infections.

The number of patients in intensive care continued to rise as well, reaching 46 on Wednesday from 42 the day before.

Three more deaths were also reported in the ministry’s daily bulletin, taking the total since the start of the health crisis to 293. Total cases also passed the 12,000 mark to reach 12,080 on Wednesday.

Of the new cases, 23 were related to foreign travel and the bulk were in the region of Attica, which had 98 reported infection.

Pella reported 25 new cases, while Thessaloniki had 17, Kilkis 13 and Imathia 9, indicating that northern Greece continues to struggle with containment.

Trikala in central Greece also reported 11 cases on Wednesday.