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2021.03.01 11:47

Coronavirus: Lithuania reports 243 new cases, 7 deaths

BNS2021.03.01 11:47

Lithuania has registered 243 new coronavirus infections and seven deaths from Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, the country's statistics office said on Monday morning.

Lithuania's 14-day coronavirus infection rate currently stands at 251.4 per 100,000 people.

Overall, 199,397 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Lithuania since the start of the pandemic.

Currently, 184,848 people are considered as having statistically recovered from Covid-19, and 7,645 as statistically ill, compared to the declared numbers of 139,021 and 53,473, 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 3,253 people have died from Covid-19 in Lithuania so far. The overall number of deaths directly or indirectly related to the coronavirus has reached 6,500.

A total of 2,091,539 molecular (PCR) tests for Covid-19 have been carried out in the country so far, including 3,082 in the past 24 hours.

Additionally, 102 antigen tests have been performed in the last 24 hours, too, bringing the total number to 32,884 tests.

A total of 164,382 people have received their first coronavirus vaccine shots so far and 73,103 have been given the second jab, including 382 and 0 in the last 24 hours, respectively.

The share of positive tests over the past seven days now stands at 7.3 percent.