62 new cases of Covid-19 in Lithuania, 22 in Estonia / Article / LSM.lv

In Lithuania, 62 new cases of Covid-19 were detected last day, which is the highest number of infections registered in one day since mid-April, while in Estonia – 22 new cases were discovered, the media of neighboring countries report.

Almost 3,000 tests were performed in Estonia last day, and 22 were positive. The cumulative morbidity rate in 14 days is 25.36 per 100,000 population, reports the public media portal ERR.ee.

Several cases are related to contact with an infected person, several infections are registered at workplaces and at school.

By Thursday morning, September 17, 19 patients with the new coronavirus were being treated in hospitals, 3 of whom needed artificial lung ventilation.

In total, almost 180,000 Covid-19 tests were performed in Estonia, of which 2,778 or 1.53% were positive. Since the winter of the pandemic in Estonia, Covid-19 has saved 64 lives.

In Lithuania, out of 62 new cases of Covid-19, four people have returned from abroad – Germany, the USA, Nigeria and Norway. Eight cases related to an outbreak at a police station in western Lithuania, reported the portal LRT.lt

In Lithuania, 8 cases were found in a hospital in the northern city of Radvili┼íkis – 7 employees and one patient, three cases were related to an outbreak at a gymnasium in Vilnius.

In total, five new foci of the disease were identified on Wednesday, one of them in a Vilnius gym.

In Lithuania, on the other hand, a total of 3054 cases of Covid-19 have been detected and 1254 cases are currently active. In total, the virus has killed 87 people in Lithuania.

In total, 8081 people in Lithuania are self-isolated – both infected and their contacts, as well as those who came from abroad.

CONTEXT:

About the new coronavirus spread China informed the World Health Organization (WHO) late last year in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, home to 11 million people. World Health Organization in March 2020 announcedthat Covid-19 has reached the level of a global pandemic.

A few months later, in the summer, there was a decline in the spread of the infection in Europe, which led to the lifting of a series of strict restrictions. However, in mid-September WHO warnedthat Europe will face an increase in Covid-19 coronavirus deaths in the autumn months.

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