Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Lithuania rises to three

  • 2020-03-11
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Two new cases of coronavirus infection were confirmed in Lithuania late on Tuesday, bringing the total number to three, the government said.  

"They are a family living in Kaunas, husband and wife born in 1980 and 1985 (respectively). They were on a skiing trip in northern Italy between February 29 and March 6," Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga told reporters on Wednesday. 

The family returned to Lithuania by car on March 7 and filed out the National Public Health Center's form, the minister said.

The man and the woman felt feverish and called an ambulance. They are currently hospitalized in Kaunas and are feeling rather well, Veryga said. 

Two close relatives of the patients are in home isolation, he added. 

Lithuania's first coronavirus case was confirmed on February 28 in a 39-year-old resident of Siauliai who was diagnosed with the disease after returning from Italy. The woman continues to test positive for coronavirus and remains hospitalized.  

A total of 290 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Lithuania to date. 

Over 5,500 people who have returned from coronavirus-affected areas are currently under watch for symptoms of the virus infection.