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Greece reports new record high of Covid-19 cases

covid 19 vaccinations at a doctor's office in berlin

Greece reported 6,700 new coronavirus infections in the preceding 24 hours on Tuesday, breaking a previous single-day record of 5,449 that was recorded on Monday.

This took the total infections to 754,451 since the pandemic broke out last year. Some 16,050 people have died of the COVID-19 disease so far in Greece.

Giannis Oikonomou, a spokesman for the government, said on Monday it was “pressing” to increase the number of vaccinations, which have been moving at a slower pace than authorities anticipated.

“We’re not done with COVID yet. As long as there are unvaccinated people, the virus finds a suitable ground to spread,” Oikonomou told a regular news briefing on Monday.

“We mourn the loss of human lives due to non-vaccination, and this cannot, and should not, continue.”

About 60.5% of Greeks are vaccinated against COVID-19, less than the European Union average of 64.7%, according to the latest available data.

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