First coronavirus cases on mink farm reported in Lithuania

First coronavirus cases on mink farm reported in Lithuania

Lithuania has reported its first coronavirus positive cases in minks. 22 dead minks on the farm tested positive for the coronavirus. The coronavirus test on the farm animals started as the minks started to die unexpectedly. The farm has 60,000 minks from which only 22 minks have tested positive so far. It is suspected that the minks got the deadly virus from an infected worker of the farm.  The farm is currently in isolation. Lithuania has a population of 1.6 million minks on 86 farms.

Earlier, more than 10 million minks were culled on the orders of the Denmark government as they were suspected to carry a mutated COVID-19 strain.

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