2021.08.23 12:04

Coronavirus: Lithuania reports 314 new cases, six deaths

BNS, LRT.lt2021.08.23 12:04

Lithuania has registered 314 new coronavirus infections and six deaths from Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, the country's statistics office said on Monday morning.

Four of the six fatalities were aged between 70 and 79, and two were in the 80–89 age group.

On Saturday, the country confirmed 580 new infections and eight deaths from Covid-19. On Sunday, the numbers stood at 407 and five, respectively.

Lithuania's 14-day coronavirus infection rate has risen to 273.7 cases per 100,000 people, with the daily share of positive tests unchanged at 4.5 percent, according to the latest statistics.

Some 3,106 molecular (PCR) tests for Covid-19 and 2,816 antigen tests have been performed over the past 24 hours.

Overall, 294,086 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Lithuania since the start of the pandemic. The number of active cases currently stands at 6,828.

A total of 4,494 people have died from Covid-19 in Lithuania so far. The overall number of deaths directly or indirectly related to the coronavirus has reached 9,157.

Over 500 people in Lithuania were vaccinated on Sunday: 437 got their first shot and 121 were given the second jab.

So far, 57.5 percent of the Lithuanian population have been vaccinated at least once, or 67.9 percent of the adults.

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