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2021.02.23 11:48

Coronavirus: Lithuania reports 482 new cases, 7 deaths

BNS2021.02.23 11:48

Lithuania has registered 482 new coronavirus infections and seven deaths from Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, the country's statistics office said on Tuesday morning.

Lithuania's 14-day coronavirus infection rate currently stands at 242.8 per 100.000 people.

Overall, 194,833 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Lithuania since the start of the pandemic.

Currently 180,640 people are considered as having statistically recovered from Covid-19, and 7,561 as statistically ill, compared to the declared numbers of 132,430 and 55,771, respectively.

Statistics Lithuania releases data based on a new methodology that separates data on active coronavirus cases into declared and statistical ones. A declared patient is a person who has been diagnosed with the disease, but their recovery has not been confirmed by their general practitioner.

A statistical patient is a person who has been diagnosed with the disease in the last 28 days.

The statistical incidence rate may more accurately reflect the real situation, according to the office.

A total of 3,189 people have died from Covid-19 in Lithuania so far. The overall number of deaths directly or indirectly related to the coronavirus has reached 6,207.

A total of 125,518 people have received their first coronavirus vaccine shots so far and 68,651 have been given the second jab, including 3,567 and 1,524 in the last 24 hours, respectively.

A total of 2,510,452 molecular (PCR) tests for Covid-19 have been carried out in the country so far, including 6,527 in the past 24 hours.

Some 517 antigen tests have been performed in the last 24 hours, too, bringing the total number to 30,149.

The share of positive tests over the past seven days now stands at 7.8 percent.