Minister: COVID-19 pandemic has peaked in Lithuania

The COVID-19 pandemic has already peaked in Lithuania, Health Minister Arunas Dulkys says.

“Today, we can truly say, based on the figures, that we have already peaked,” he told reporters on Monday, citing the general COVID-19 statistics. “Despite the fact that the general hospitalization figures continue to growth or the death toll remains fairly high, that will remain for another 10 to 14 days, but as we look into the pandemic momentum, when we look into the percentage of positive results, when we look into the pandemic momentum in individual institutions, we clearly see the downward tendency. The ICU situation remains stable,” Dulkys said, adding that all these signs show we are moving towards the situation’s improvement. “And, well, let’s hope there are no more mutations,” Dulkys said. Lithuania has recorded 4,800 new coronavirus infections and 15 deaths from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, official statistics showed on Monday morning. The number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals now stands at 1,262, including 96 ICU cases.

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