Outbreaks were recorded in educational institutions – over 300 cases of COVID-19, 7.2 thousand were isolated. persons

As BNS informed on Monday National Center for Public Health (NVSC), these are cases where one person in an educational institution has become infected against another.

“Most of them are in schools. Outbreaks in pre-school education institutions account for about 15 percent. of all outbreaks recorded in educational institutions since the beginning of September. More than 90 percent. of these outbreaks, fewer than ten related primary cases have been reported. In other words, most outbreaks are not numerous, ”said a representative of the NVSC Justina Petravičienė.

A total of 1112 cases have been linked to this 301 outbreak, of which 87% are primary, ie when children or workers become infected, the rest are family members.

7248 high-risk individuals associated with these outbreaks have been isolated. Another 1,355 individuals were estimated to have had low-risk exposure.

Assessing the distribution of outbreaks in the regions, most of them were registered in Klaipėda, Kaunas and Šiauliai counties.

According to the Department of Statistics, the number of new cases of coronavirus in two weeks is 100 thousand. The population of Lithuania reached 623, the rate of weekly positive diagnostic tests reaches almost 7 percent.

In Lithuania, since the beginning of the pandemic, COVID-19 has affected 326 thousand people. 654 people, of whom 15 thousand are still ill. 406 – almost a thousand more than the previous day.

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