Coronavirus: Lithuania’s first patient tests positive after week of treatment

Lithuania’s first and so far only confirmed coronavirus patient tested positive again after more than a week in hospital.

The woman with mild symptoms has been treated in a hospital in Šiauliai since having been diagnosed with the virus on February 28, but still tested positive on Monday.

Remigijus Mažeika, the director of Šiauliai Hospital, told LRT TV on Monday that the woman was to be released for home treatment, but decided to stay hospitalised until fully recovered.

In all, the National Public Health Laboratory tested 15 samples on Monday. All besides the Šiauliai patient’s came negative.

The woman was diagnosed with the coronavirus on February 28, after returning from a trip to Verona in northern Italy.

According to the Ministry of Health, 275 samples have been tested for Covid-19 in Lithuania as of Tuesday morning.

Moreover, 5,567 people who have travelled to regions affected by the coronavirus are under observation.

Globally, over 114,000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed and over 4,000 fatalities.

With over 9,000 confirmed cases, Italy has overtaken South Korea as the country with the biggest coronavirus outbreak outside of China.

Estonia has so far 10 confirmed cases while Latvia has reported six.

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