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2021.03.02 10:51

Coronavirus: 426 new cases, 7 deaths in Lithuania

BNS2021.03.02 10:51

Lithuania has registered 426 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 249.5 per 100,000 people.

Overall, 199,825 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Lithuania since the start of the pandemic.

Currently 185,770 people are considered as having statistically recovered from Covid-19, and 7,109 as statistically ill, compared to the declared numbers of 140,437 and 52,442, 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 statistics office.

A total of 3,263 people have died from Covid-19 in Lithuania so far. The overall number of deaths directly or indirectly related to the coronavirus has reached 6,534.

A total of 2,098,562 molecular (PCR) tests for Covid-19 have been carried out in the country so far, including 6,880 in the past 24 hours.

Additionally, 865 antigen tests have been performed in the last 24 hours, too, bringing the total number to 33,796 tests.

The share of positive tests over the past seven days now stands at 7 percent.

A total of 171,537 people have received their first coronavirus vaccine shots so far and 73,286 have been given the second jab, including 6,492 and 144 in the last 24 hours, respectively.