Flu and Covid figures keep improving in Latvia

The number of influenza and Covid-19 patients continued to fall last week according to data published April 17 by the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). 

Last week, a total of 706 patients approached general practitioners with acute symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection, 45 of whom had been diagnosed with “influenza” based on a typical clinical picture.

Cases have been recorded in Ventspils, Liepāja, Rīga, Daugavpils, Rēzekne, and Valmiera.

The highest incidence was recorded in the 0-4 age group.

The number of Covid-19 cases continues to decrease – 8 laboratory-confirmed cases (a week ago 20) were detected, and a total of 534 (previously 577) laboratory tests have been performed for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Nine Covid-19 patients are in hospital (18 last week).

Three deaths of Covid-19 patients were recorded last week (a week earlier - 3).


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