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2020.08.10 11:03

Coronavirus: 13 new cases reported in Lithuania

LRT.lt2020.08.10 11:03

Thirteen new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Lithuania on Monday morning. Nine of the infections were traced to known cases, while the sources of four more have yet to be determined, the National Public Health Centre (NVSC) said.

Nine of the new cases were reported in Kaunas County, central Lithuania, including two children and a grownup from one family. Two more cases are linked to an outbreak at the Kaunas Philharmonic.

Four cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in Vilnius County. Two of them are linked to the National Opera and Ballet Theatre. The theatre's director, Jonas Sakalauskas, was diagnosed with the virus last week, while his deputy Jurgita Skiotytė-Norvaišienė was hospitalised on Saturday.

In all, Lithuania has confirmed 2,265 cases of Covid-19 to date. At the moment, 501 are active cases, while 1,670 people have already recovered.

Meanwhile 2,910 people are currently in isolation, including active cases, people who had contact with infected individuals and travelers who are subject to the two-week self-quarantine rule.

So far, 81 people have died of the coronavirus in Lithuania.