Daily Covid death toll hits new high at 108, as intubations also rise to 522


Greece’s death toll from the novel coronavirus shot up by 108 fatalities to 1,527 on Saturday, marking a new record for the country as it struggles to contain the second wave of the pandemic.

The number of patients on ventilators in intensive care also rose to a new high on Saturday, hitting 522 from 519 the day before, putting an additional strain on a public health system that is already starting to buckle from the rising number of admissions and intubations.

On the upside, the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) reported a smaller number of new infections on Saturday, at 2,311 from Friday’s 2,581 and Thursday’s 3,227.