Boosted people were eight times less likely to die with Covid in February

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February data from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) show that vaccinated people were significantly less likely to die with Covid-19 than unvaccinated people, according to information published March 7.

In February, Covid-19 infection was reported 2.2 times less frequently in those with primary and booster vaccine than in non-vaccinated people, comparing the incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants.

On the other hand, those with primary vaccination ended up at hospitals 2.2 times less (per 100,000 inhabitants) than non-vaccinated patients, but those who also had booster vaccination were 4.8 times less likely to be hospitalized.

The risk of death with Covid-19 infection was 3.2 times lower in those with primary vaccination than in the unvaccinated people, while for those who had received a booster vaccine, the risk of death in Covid-19 infections was 8 times lower.

From February 28 to March 6, the number of new cases of Covid-19 in Latvia decreased by 18.2%.

On average, 15,924 tests were performed daily, while 7,410 new cases were detected on average daily. Of all tests performed, 11.8% (13,196 tests) involved screening of educational establishments, while 88.2% (98,270 tests) for the rest of the population.

Similarly, over the past seven days, there has been a decrease in the number of hospitalized patients, with an average of 139 people admitted to hospitals per day. A week earlier, they were 153 patients a day.

Last week, in people who had received primary vaccination, Covid-19 infection was identified equally frequently as in unvaccinated people, but 1.8 times less frequently in those who had also received a booster vaccine (per 100,000 population).



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