Greece announces new record high in COVID-19 infections

An employee makes repairs at a closed hotel in Fira, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, on the island of Santorini, Greece

Greek authorities have announced a new record high in daily COVID-19 infections for this year, and one of the highest figures since the beginning of the pandemic.

The 3,215 new confirmed infections Tuesday bring the total to nearly 210,000. Another 46 deaths were recorded, raising the overall confirmed death toll to just under 6,900.

About half the new infections were recorded in the greater Athens area, where hospital intensive care units for COVID-19 patients have reached 95% capacity.

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