Covid-19. March 30

At a mobile COVID-19 testing point in Vilnius. @ Žygimantas Gedvila

Over the past day, 831 new cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed. 5 deaths were diagnosed.

In the last two weeks, out of 100,000 inhabitants, the incidence is 317.9.

The percentage of positive diagnostic tests in the last seven days is 7.5%.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 215,212 cases of infection have been diagnosed in Lithuania.

Statistically 198,588 people recovered (declared: 155,182).

Statistical number of active cases – 8758 (declared nearly 52,164).

3,566 people have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. Altogether, 7,238 deaths are associated with this infectious disease, both directly and indirectly.

During the last day, the first dose of the vaccine was given to 5,695 people, the second – to 1,966 people.

The pharmaceutical company “AstraZeneca” announced that the coronavirus vaccine, which it has developed together with scientists at the University of Oxford, has a new name – “Vaxzevria”.

From now on, it will be included in the product specification, package leaflet, vaccination cards and other documents – the Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday.

Vaxzevria was approved in the European Union on January 29, after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) assessed data from clinical trials of the vaccine and recommended it be used for vaccination against COVID-19.

The delivery of this vaccine to Lithuania started on February 6.

Sanitary controls, which have been taking place since February at the borders with the Czech Republic and Slovakia, will also be carried out on Tuesday at the remaining land borders of Poland constituting the internal borders of the EU, i.e. with Germany and Lithuania. Patrols will verify those entering Poland.

According to the regulation published on Monday, all travellers to Poland, with any type of transport, will be subject to mandatory quarantine.

So far, people crossing the Polish border constituting the external border of the EU and travelling by public transport have been sent to

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