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2021.03.03 10:18

Coronavirus: Lithuania reports 503 new cases, infection toll crosses 200,000

BNS2021.03.03 10:18

Lithuania has registered 503 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of cases so far over 200,000, the country's statistics office said on Wednesday morning.

Overall, 200,351 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Lithuania since the start of the pandemic. Twelve people have died from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours.

Lithuania's 14-day coronavirus infection rate currently stands at 254.7 per 100,000 people.

At the moment, 186,209 people are considered as having statistically recovered from Covid-19, and 7,153 as statistically ill, compared to the declared numbers of 141,242 and 52,120, 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 3,281 people have died from Covid-19 in Lithuania so far. The overall number of deaths directly or indirectly related to the coronavirus has reached 6,563.

A total of 2,106,964 molecular (PCR) tests for COVID-19 have been carried out in the country so far, including 8,191 in the past 24 hours.

Moreover, 783 antigen tests have been performed in the last 24 hours, too, bringing the total number to 34,624 tests.

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

A total of 180,235 have received their first coronavirus vaccine shots so far and 73,811 have been given the second jab, including 8,179 and 499 in the last 24 hours, respectively.