Fresh concern amid new spike in coronavirus cases

A new spike in Covid-19 infections Tuesday, the majority still in Attica, fueled fresh concerns among health authorities, who have been waiting to see the impact of a new set of restrictions on the course of the pandemic. 

The National Organization for Public Health (EODY) announced 416 new cases of the coronavirus and five fatalities, pushing the total number of confirmed infections nationwide to 18,123 and the death toll to 388.

Of the 416 new cases, 55 were connected to known clusters of infections while 59 were detected at the country's border entry points. A total of 240 cases were recorded in Attica, with 23 of those cases detected by mobile EODY units that have been set up at central points in the city. Of the 2,600 tests conducted by EODY units in Athens since last Friday, 61 produced positive results. 

During a briefing to reporters Tuesday, Gkikas...

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