VILNIUS, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Lithuania reported 48 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, including 28 in the capital Vilnius, the country's health ministry said Friday.
Among the new cases, 36 became infected after contact with current patients, while the circumstances of infection of 9 others are not yet known. The other three were imported cases from Malta and Ukraine.
According to local website Lrt.lt, the new cases represent the biggest daily spike in COVID-19 cases in the country since April 19, when Lithuania reported 59 new cases.
"It is holiday time, in July and particularly in August, and people relax, which gives the results we have. The daily average for August is around 25 cases," Daiva Razmuviene of the National Public Health Centre was quoted as telling LRT RADIO.
According to the country's health ministry, Lithuania had registered 2,810 COVID-19 cases by Friday morning, including 86 deaths and 1,816 recoveries. Enditem.