aA
Lithuania currently has 27 severe COVID-19 cases and the coronavirus outbreak has not yet peaked, the country's chief epidemiologist said on Tuesday.
27 severe coronavirus cases in country
© DELFI / Andrius Ufartas

"The situation in Lithuania is changing daily. (The infection count) is still rising and is likely to continue rising in the next few weeks," Loreta Asokliene told LRT Radio.

"We have about 25 percent of identified cases that are hospitalized, and we have severe 27 cases. These numbers are similar to those of other countries. However, it is worrying that we have many infected doctors, and many of them are isolated, too," she said.

As of Monday evening, Lithuania had confirmed 491 coronavirus cases and seven deaths. Seven patients had recovered.

The Health Ministry said on Monday that 61 medical workers in Lithuania had tested positive for the virus.

According to Asokliene, a considerable number of people are likely to develop COVID-19 symptoms in the coming days, and coronavirus projections indicate that the country is in for a tough month ahead.

"(...) forecasts show that we may reach the peak of the disease (...) in late April to early May. It is very likely that April is going to be a difficult month," the chief epidemiologist said.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Estonian president to visit Lithuania on Friday

On Friday President Kersti Kaljulaid will travel to Vilnius on a one-day working visit in order to...

21 new coronavirus cases

On Wednesday Lithuania confirmed 21 new COVID-19 cases in the country. In total, 2330 cases have been...

Lithuanian journalists voice support for persecuted colleagues in Belarus and offer help

Editors of Lithuanian media outlets sent on Thursday a message of solidarity to their persecuted...

Ex-president Grybauskaite urges Lukashenko to leave

Lithuania's former president Dalia Grybauskaite on Thursday urged Alexander Lukashenko to leave...

Foreign ministry: Lithuania bans entry to Hezbollah affiliates

The Lithuanian government has banned entry to people linked to the Hezbollah paramilitary movement...

Top news

Ex-president Grybauskaite urges Lukashenko to leave

Lithuania's former president Dalia Grybauskaite on Thursday urged Alexander Lukashenko to leave...

Foreign ministry: Lithuania bans entry to Hezbollah affiliates

The Lithuanian government has banned entry to people linked to the Hezbollah paramilitary movement...

Lithuanian journalists voice support for persecuted colleagues in Belarus and offer help

Editors of Lithuanian media outlets sent on Thursday a message of solidarity to their persecuted...

21 new coronavirus cases

On Wednesday Lithuania confirmed 21 new COVID-19 cases in the country. In total, 2330 cases have been...

Estonian president to visit Lithuania on Friday

On Friday President Kersti Kaljulaid will travel to Vilnius on a one-day working visit in order to...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina