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2020.10.29 13:11

Coronavirus: Lithuania hits daily record with 950 new cases

LRT.lt2020.10.29 13:11

Lithuania reported 950 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, the biggest daily increase so far, and six more deaths from Covid-19.

Most cases, 350, were reported in Vilnius County, 152 in Kaunas County and 124 in Klaipėda County.

Infections were diagnosed in two government ministries: the Interior Ministry and the Ministry of Finance, according to the National Public Health Centre (NVSC).

In addition to schools and healthcare institutions, the infection is spreading in sports teams. Nineteen new cases were diagnosed among the players of Marijampolė Sūduva football club in western Lithuania.

Eleven more infections were reported in Utena Juventus basketball club, north-east Lithuania.

This brings Lithuania's total Covid-19 count to 13,088 positive cases. The country currently has 8,301 active coronavirus cases and 4,582 recoveries, the Health Ministry said.

The coronavirus death toll stands at 150, and another 55 coronavirus-infected people have died of other causes, including three over the past 24 hours.

There are currently 28,756 people in isolation.

Lithuania tested 11,860 people over Wednesday.