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A coronavirus-infected Franciscan monk, 54, from the western coastal town of Kretinga died in Vilnius on Tuesday after undergoing treatment at Santara Clinics.
Coronavirus-infected Franciscan monk dies
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The death was confirmed to BNS by Kretinga Mayor Antanas Kalnius on Wednesday.

"We received a message yesterday that the Franciscan brother died," the mayor said. He said he had no information on the exact cause of death.

The National Public Health Center confirmed it to BNS that a coronavirus-infected person had died at Santara Clinics but could not provide more information on this case.

Meanwhile, Franciscan Astijus Kungys, the parson of the Kretinga parish, told BNS the monk died of COVID-19.

"He was placed on an ECMO lung ventilator during the last days, and the situation was not improving, it was deteriorating, and he died on Tuesday night just before 5 p.m.," he said.

The National Public Health Center reported about the fact that the monk who lived at the Franciscan monastery in Kretinga had been diagnosed with COVID–19 on July 7.

The virus was confirmed at Klaipeda University Hospital after the monk returned from the Czech Republic by car on July 3 and developed coronavirus symptoms.

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