2021.01.22 10:17

Lithuania ranks 6th in Europe by Covid-19 case rate, 4th by death rate

Augustas Stankevičius, BNS2021.01.22 10:17

Lithuania currently ranks sixth by 14-day Covid-19 case notification rate among the European countries monitored by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and is the fourth in terms of 14-day death notification rate.

Last week, the country ranked fourth and second, respectively.

Lithuania’s 14-day case notification rate has reached nearly 716 cases per 100,000 people, according to the centre’s data update published on Thursday.

Ireland is first among the 30 countries with the 14-day case notification rate of 1,444 cases per 100,000 people. The Czech Republic ranks second with 1,363 cases, followed by Portugal with the rate of 1,215 cases.

As regards the 14-day death notification rate, Lithuania ranks fourth with the rate of nearly 186 deaths per 1,000,000 people.

The first is Liechtenstein with the rate of 391 deaths per million population.

Meanwhile, Iceland and Finland maintain the lowest rates among the countries monitored by the ECDC.

According to the latest data, Iceland has the 14-day case notification rate of 60.5 cases per 100,000 people and the 14-day death notification rate of zero. Finland has the rates of 62 cases and 10 deaths.

A total of 174,846 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Lithuania since the start of the pandemic, based on the latest data from Statistics Lithuania. The country currently has 56,006 active cases and 114,925 recoveries.

The coronavirus-related death toll now stands at 2,591.