Lithuania ranks 4th in Europe by COVID-19 case rate, 2nd by death rate

  • 2021-01-14
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuania ranks fourth by 14-day COVID-19 case notification rate among the European countries monitored by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and is the second in terms of 14-day death notification rate.

Lithuania’s 14-day case notification rate has reached nearly 1,004 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the center’s data update published on Thursday.

The first among 30 countries is the Czech Republic with the 14-day case notification rate of nearly 1,513 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Ireland ranks the second with the rate of 1,254 cases and is followed by Slovenia in the third place with the rate of 1,172 cases.

As regards the 14-day death notification rate, Lithuania ranks second with the rate of 345 deaths per 1,000,000 inhabitants. The first is Liechtenstein with the rate of 573 deaths per million population.

Meanwhile, the best rates among the countries monitored by the ECDC are found in Iceland and Finland.

According to the latest data, Iceland has the 14-day case notification rate of 48 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and the 14-day death notification rate of 2.8 deaths per 1,000,000 inhabitants. Finland has the rates of 63 cases and 9.2 deaths.

A total of 164,414 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Lithuania since the start of the pandemic, based on the latest data from Statistics Lithuania. The country currently has 63,490 active cases and 97,511 recoveries.  

The coronavirus-related death toll now stands at 2,346.