Lithuania reports 2 deaths, 73 new coronavirus cases

Seventy-three new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Lithuania over Tuesday, the National Public Health Centre (NVSC) has reported. Two more people died of Covid-19.

Twelve of them were diagnosed in Šiauliai Hospital in northern Lithuania. Two more previously confirmed infections are linked to the cluster.

Radviliškis Hospital, also in north Lithuania, remains the biggest coronavirus cluster in the country with seven new cases confirmed on Tuesday. In all, the hotspot accounts for 74 known infections.

Eight of the new cases were confirmed in the town of Raseiniai, in central Lithuania, where a dozen infections were confirmed over the last few days.

Four of the new cases are students in one class of Kazys Grinius Progymnasium in Kaunas. All of them were in self-isolation after another classmate had been diagnosed with Covid-19 earlier.

Five other cases are linked to a cluster around the choir of the National Opera and Ballet Theatre.


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