2020.12.16 11:58

Coronavirus: Lithuania worst affected country in the world – NYT

LRT.lt2020.12.16 11:58

Lithuania is the worst affected country in the world, according to seven-day coronavirus infection rate published by the New York Times. Over the last seven days, the country reported on average 97.4 new daily cases per 100,000 people.

This puts Lithuania ahead of Georgia (96.7 daily average cases per 100,000), Luxembourg (88.7), Serbia (88.4), and Croatia (86.9). The United States is number 10 with 62.3 average daily cases per 100,000 people.

The full chart is available here.

Unlike the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), which calculates averages over the period of 14 days, the NYT's dataset considers daily figures from the last seven days.

Read more: Lithuania may need to ask other countries for medical help – PM

Lithuania has been reporting an average 2,718 new daily cases over the last week. On Wednesday morning, the country registered 3,418 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the biggest daily increase so far.

The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 73,461,800 people worldwide, according to official counts. At least 1,633,800 have died.

In terms of total infections, Lithuania is 27th with 3,458 cases per 100,000 people.

Read more: Coronavirus update: 3,418 new cases in Lithuania, 44 deaths

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