2021.08.20 11:05

Coronavirus: Lithuania reports 537 new cases, classed ‘red’ by ECDC

BNS2021.08.20 11:05

Lithuania has registered 537 new coronavirus infections and four deaths from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, the country's statistics office said on Friday morning.

The fatalities were aged between 40 and 79.

Lithuania's 14-day coronavirus infection rate has risen to 261.6 cases per 100,000 people, but the daily share of positive tests has edged down to 4.1 percent, according to the latest statistics.

Overall, 292,552 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Lithuania since the start of the pandemic. The number of active cases currently stands at 6,356.

There are currently 432 Covid-19 patients being treated at Lithuania's hospitals, 55 of them are in intensive care.

A total of 4,471 people have died from COVID-19 in Lithuania so far. The overall number of deaths directly or indirectly related to the coronavirus has reached 9,128.

Over 23,000 people in Lithuania were vaccinated on Wednesday: 10,477 got their first shot and 12,604 were given the second jab.

So far, 57.1 percent of the Lithuanian population have been vaccinated at least once, or 67.4 percent of the adults.

This week, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has classified Lithuania as ‘red’ in its Covid-19 map. The ECDC's colour scheme is based on the countries' 14-day notification rate, testing rate and test positivity.

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