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2020.05.08 10:21

Coronavirus: Lithuania reports 3 new cases, lowest increase since early March

LRT.lt 2020.05.08 10:21

Three people were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Lithuania on Thursday, the lowest daily increase since early March, the country's National Public Health Centre announced.

The country has so far confirmed 1,436 coronavirus cases. Of them, 765 people have recovered and 618 are considered active cases, the centre said on Friday.

So far, 49 patients have died from the coronavirus in Lithuania. Four more people who had been infected passed away from other causes.

According to the centre, 8,101 people were tested for the virus on Thursday and over 170,000 tests have been carried out since the beginning of the epidemic.

At the moment, 98 coronavirus-infected patients are being treated in Lithuanian hospitals in Lithuania, including 11 in intensive care, five on ventilators and 24 treated with oxygen masks, Rolanda Lingienė of the National Public Health Centre said on Friday.