Lithuania entered the number of new cases of coronavirus in the New Year. 1945 new COVID-19 infections were detected on the day in question. A total of 521,692 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Lithuania to date. He is currently ill with 15,837.
According to the Department of Statistics, 12 people died on Friday. Of these, 7 have not been vaccinated. In all, coronavirus has already claimed 7,403 lives.
714 people were vaccinated with the first dose of the vaccine every day, a total of 6 thousand people were vaccinated. 875 people.
Hospitals are currently treating 967 patients with COVID-19, several dozen fewer than the previous day, 95 of whom are in resuscitation.
About 10.4 thousand work was done in the country last day. molecular (PCR) and over 5 thousand. antigen tests for suspected coronavirus.
The number of new cases of coronavirus in 14 days is 100 thousand. population has risen slightly to 737 cases. The rate of seven-day positive diagnostic tests fell slightly to 13.5 percent.
Hospitals and deaths
In the first day, 96 people were hospitalized for COVID-19, 20 fewer than the previous day.
50 patients receive artificial lung ventilation, and oxygen is added to 815 people.
Minister of Health Arūnas Dulkys has previously said that strict pandemic management measures would be applied if the country’s medical institutions were occupied with 240 resuscitation beds.
The government has also decided that passport requirements would be waived if more than 300 patients with coronavirus were not treated by the hospital in a calendar week.
People aged 80-89, two in the 60-69 and one in the 50-59 age group died last day from COVID-19.
Five deaths occurred in the 60-69 and 80-89 age groups.
Of the 7.4 thousand. There were 648 people vaccinated to date with COVID-19. About 14,000 people have been vaccinated directly and indirectly with COVID-19. deaths.
Up to one vaccine dose is approximately 1.92 million. people. Fully vaccinated – 1.18 million. population, another about 651 thousand. fully diluted have also received a booster dose of the vaccine. About 5.7 thousand people were vaccinated with it last day. people.
Statistics do not include people who have received a boost from the vaccinated department, they are counted separately.
In Lithuania, at least one vaccine 68 has been received, 6 percent. population.
Excluding the vaccination of the youngest groups of children in December, the lowest vaccination rates are among children aged 12–15 – almost 36 per cent.
71.2 percent of the country’s top population, over the age of 80, was vaccinated.
In total, about 6.15 million LTL have been received in Lithuania so far. 4.13 million doses of vaccine were used for vaccination. doses.
At present, 15.8 thousand people are still infected with coronavirus. people.
Propagation of the Omikron strain
74 cases of COVID-19 of the omicron strain are currently confirmed in Lithuania, the National Center for Public Health (NVSC) reported on Friday.
According to epidemiological studies cited by the Center, the proportion of imported cases is declining compared to previous data. At present, import cases account for less than half – 38 percent. – all confirmed omicron cases.
The majority of all confirmed cases of omicrons were detected in Vilnius County, other isolated cases were distributed in almost all counties.
According to the NVSC, the average age of patients is 30 years, the youngest is 8 years, and the oldest is 64 years old.
Almost all patients (90%) indicated that COVID-19 was not present, but none were currently being treated.
The minister alluded to the fourth dose
Minister of Health Arūnas Dulkys does not hide – he can vaccinate about the fourth dose of COVID-19 next year. Although, the Minister notes, the answer to this question depends on objective circumstances, it is likely that certain groups of people may need another booster dose of the vaccine.
“All experts will confirm that a final vaccination schedule must be established for each infection and each vaccine during testing and practice. For Kovide, this scheme is not well established. However, yes, it is very likely that a fourth booster dose may be needed. not like everyone, maybe just certain groups. “Our experts and external experts are working and following the information, and it is very likely that we will be able to make some decisions,” the minister told Elta on Friday.
“This possibility is not ruled out,” he added.
For the time being, however, A. Dulkys emphasized, it is necessary to concentrate on the vaccination of the public with the third booster dose.
“Today we are still at a stage when there are a lot of people who have not been vaccinated with the third dose,” Dulkys said.