Coronavirus update: 42 new cases, 1,225 medics in isolation


Forty-two new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Lithuania on Wednesday, bringing the total to 955, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

A total of 2,699 samples were tested on Wednesday, and 32,809 tests have been carried out so far. Meanwhile, 154 medical workers in Lithuania have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, and 1,225 are in isolation, according to Daiva Razmuvienė, an epidemiologist from the National Public Health Centre. As of Wednesday, the number of infected medics had gone up by almost 20 in 24 hours, and the number of medical workers in insolation increased by several hundred. On Tuesday, 135 were confirmed with Covid-19 and 944 were in isolation.

A total of over 8,600 people should be in self-isolation in Lithuania right now, the epidemiologist said, Razmuvienė said. Over 8,600 people should be in self-isolation after coming in contact with a person diagnosed with Covid-19, or returning from abroad, according to Razmuvienė. Meanwhile, the ages of those infected with the virus have not changed. “TAround 64 percen are 41-years-old and over, and the remaining ones are younger. Practically, it’s the same,” the epidemiologist said.

She also added that every fifth infected person is over 60. As of Thursday morning, 15 people in Lithuania have died and eight have recovered.


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