Coronavirus: 5,175 people under observation in Lithuania

No new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus have been confirmed in Lithuania after eight samples were tested on Thursday, the government’s Emergency Situation Centre said.

Meanwhile, 5,175 people are under observation after travelling to territories with coronavirus outbreaks.

In all, 239 people have been tested, four more tests results are pending as of Friday morning.

Lithuania’s first and so far only case of coronavirus infection was confirmed last Friday, February 28. A woman tested positive after returning from Verona in northern Italy. She is being treated in a hospital in Šiauliai, a town in northern Lithuania. A repeated test on Thursday showed that the patient still had the infection.

Meanwhile Estonia has confirmed two new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number in the country to five. The last four confirmed cases have been traced to the same flight from Bergamo, northern Italy, that landed in Riga last Saturday.

Globally, over 98,000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed, with the death toll of nearly 3,400.


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