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99% of people dying from Covid in Latvia in June were unvaccinated

The absolute majority of people infected with Covid-19, hospitalized due to the disease, and dying from it were unvaccinated or had not completed the vaccine course, according to data compiled August 4 by the Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC).

From the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in June, 98% or 4,142 people had not been vaccinated against Covid-19 or had not completed the vaccination course, while 2% or 88 people had fully completed vaccination against Covid-19. In July, a total of 1,434 infections with Covid-19 were reported, of which 90% or 1,293 people had not been vaccinated against Covid-19 or had not completed the vaccination course, while 10% or 141 were fully vaccinated.

Among vaccinated people, the disease is most likely to have lighter symptoms and no need for hospital treatment.

Based on data from the National Health Service (NVD) on hospitalized patients with Covid-19 diagnosis, the SPKC concluded that 99.1%, or 729, of patients in June had not been vaccinated against Covid-19 or had not completed the vaccination course and only six hospitalized patients (0.9%) were vaccinated against Covid-19.

Among the six vaccinated patients, two of them were between 60 and 69 years old, two aged between 70 and 79, and one older than 90 years. All had a number of serious chronic illnesses. Another person aged 30 to 39 had been primarily hospitalized for reasons other than Covid-19.

Analysis of deaths of Covid-19 patients in June showed that 99.2% or 117 of the deceased had not been vaccinated against Covid-19 or had not completed the vaccination course, while one person (0.8%) had completed the vaccination course. The deceased was a senior aged over 80 who had several chronic illnesses.

The SPKC promises to collect further data on the incidence of vaccinated and non-vaccinated people in Covid-19 weekly on Mondays. Data on vaccinated and unvaccinated Covid-19 patients found in hospitals or dead will be provided once a month at the end of each calendar month.

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