Coronavirus update: Lithuania reports 2 new cases, 23 people treated in hospitals

Two new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Lithuania over Tuesday, bringing the total count to 1,778, the country’s Health Ministry said on Wednesday morning.

At the moment, active cases stand at 245, while 1,447 people have recovered.

Twenty-tree people with COvid-19 are currently treated in Lithuania’s hospitals, according to Ginreta Megelinskienė of the National Public Health Centre. Two of them are in intensive care.

One person has been put on a ventilator and eight people are on oxygen, she told BNS.

So far, 76 people have died from the virus in Lithuania and another ten infected people have died from other causes.

Seventeen infections diagnosed since June 1 have been contracted abroad, according to the Health Ministry.

On Tuesday, 6,026 people were tested for Covid-19.

Lithuania lifted its nationwide quarantine on Wednesday.

33 tons of PPE

In preparation for a possible second wave of the coronavirus, Lithuania’s Health Emergency Situation Centre has added 33 tons of protective gowns and overshoes to its reserve of medical supplies, the Health Ministry said.

The personal protection equipment has been brought to Lithuania from China by rail, the ministry said.

It also added that the major part of the PPE order Lithuania made back in March has been delivered and the remaining parts are arriving by plane or land.

Lithuania now has PPE to last at least several months, the ministry said.


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