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

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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