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2021.02.26 11:00

Coronavirus: Lithuania records 624 new cases, 13 deaths

BNS2021.02.26 11:00

Lithuania has registered 624 new coronavirus infections and 13 deaths from Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, the country's statistics office said on Friday morning.

Lithuania's 14-day coronavirus infection rate currently stands at 248.6 per 100,000 people.

Overall, 196,690 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Lithuania since the start of the pandemic.

Some 182,263 people are considered as having statistically recovered from Covid-19 and 7,697 as statistically ill, compared with the declared numbers of 134,818 and 55,142, respectively.

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 country’s statistics office.

A total of 3,225 people have died from Covid-19 in Lithuania so far. The overall number of deaths directly or indirectly related to the coronavirus has reached 6,286.

The statistics service has not yet released the vaccination data for Friday.

As of Thursday, 143,920 people had received their first coronavirus vaccine shots and 70,853 had been given the second jab.

A total of 2,074,778 molecular (PCR) tests for Covid-19 have been carried out in the country so far, including 7,594 in the past 24 hours.

Some 615 antigen tests have been performed in the last 24 hours, too, bringing the total number to 31,953 tests.

The share of positive tests over the past seven days now stands at 7.7 percent.

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