Covid-19. March 2

The new stage of vaccination against COVID-19 in Vilnius is gaining momentum – residents over 80 years of age have started vaccinating at home. About 180 seniors were vaccinated in their homes on Monday. So far, about 30 per cent of people were vaccinated in Vilnius clinics and medical facilities.

Similar vaccination intensity is expected in the coming days.

GPs draw up a list of seniors who have special needs, are lonely or cannot come to the treatment facility. Seniors receive special phone calls from polyclinics regarding the possibility of having the vaccine at home.

According to the mayor of Vilnius, Remigijus Šimašius, vaccinations are to be primarily convenient for people.

“We are planning to open a mobile point where you can get vaccinated without getting out of the car. We organize it in such a way that vaccinations are not only quick, but also convenient for the residents of Vilnius,” says Šimašius.

Over the past day, 426 new cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed and 7 deaths have been reported, the Department of Statistics said today.

In the last two weeks, out of 100,000 inhabitants, the incidence is 249.5 cases.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 199,825 cases have been diagnosed in Lithuania.

Statistically 185,770 people recovered. (declared: 140,437).

Statistical number of active cases – 7,109 (declared 52,442).

3,263 people have died on Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. Altogether, 6,534 deaths are associated with this infectious disease, both directly and indirectly.

On Friday, the first dose of the vaccine was administered to 8,248 people, the second was administered to 1,061 people.

Daiva Razmuvienė, a representative of the National Centre for Public Health (NVSC), says epidemiologists are concerned about the reduced number of COVID-19 tests, and people who have been in contact with patients are also not testing themselves.

According to the NVSC, in February, 31.5% of those at high risk of infection agreed to be tested. In January, there were 21.8 percent of such people.

Health Minister Arūnas Dulkys recommended low-risk screening from early February, but it did not bring significant changes.

“Due to the appearance of a mutant virus, it is better to test as many people as possible. This reluctance to research is strange,” the epidemiologist said on Tuesday.

In February, nearly half of the new cases of COVID-19 infection were not identified.

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