New record in Covid cases, with young driving the trend
Health authorities were on tenterhooks on Tuesday after new coronavirus infections hit a fresh record - 667 in one day - and the average age of cases continued to drop, indicating that younger people are driving the new upward transmission trend.
Of the new cases, 250 were in Attica and 125 in Thessaloniki. Health experts have described the rate of increase in the capital as stable but fragile and are more concerned about the sharper spike in Thessaloniki and other cities in northern Greece such as Kastoria and Ioannina. Health officials are to meet this afternoon to discuss whether additional restrictions should be imposed in those areas.
Last week authorities put Kozani under lockdown after categorizing it as level 4, or red, in a tiered system ranking the level of transmission of coronavirus.
Tuesday's 667 new cases brought the nationwide total to 26,469...