Greece's COVID-19 daily cases top 3,000 for 1st time

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  • Friday, 13 Nov 2020

ATHENS, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- Greece reported more than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases within 24 hours on Thursday for the first time since the first infection was diagnosed in the country.

The Hellenic National Public Health Organization (EODY) announced 3,316 new infections since Wednesday, which bring the total to 66,637.

Furthermore, 50 people died of novel coronavirus complications, which is a new daily high for Greece. The total number of fatalities in the country now stands at 959.

There are currently 310 patients intubated in hospitals across the country.

Meanwhile, a nationwide night curfew will be imposed in the country from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting on Nov. 13. Greece entered its second full COVID-19 lockdown on Nov. 7.

As the world is struggling to contain the pandemic, countries including Germany, France, China, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States are racing to find a vaccine.

According to the website of the World Health Organization, as of Nov. 3, there were 202 COVID-19 candidate vaccines being developed worldwide, and 47 of them were in clinical trials.

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