Compared to the previous week, the cumulative incidence rate has decreased by 1.9%. Latvia's 14-day cumulative rate per 100,000 inhabitants is 508.7 as of Monday.
Over the last seven days, a total of 66,173 tests have been performed in Latvia and the average positive test rate is 7.3% (a total of 98,325 tests seven days ago, a positive test rate of 7.2%).
The number of tests has decreased by 3.1% with an average of 9,453 daily tests (seven days ago – 9,761 daily tests).
A total of 4,813 new cases with Covid-19 were recorded last week, compared with 4,906 new cases seven days ago.
The reduction was observed in all regions (including Rīga), with the exception of Kurzeme, where there is a slight increase in infection rates.
In recent weeks there has been a slight increase in the incidence rate in the pediatric population (the highest incidence is observed in young people aged 15-19), while a slight decrease in the incidence among the elderly (over 65 years of age) has been observed.
The coefficient of reproduction of Covid-19 infection calculated by epidemiologists (R) in Latvia is currently 1 (0.92 a week ago). This means 100 other people are infected by 100 already ill.
The number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients has fallen by 16.2% over the past seven days – an average of 70 people daily were hospitalizsed. According to data from the National Health Service (NVD) on February 21, 819 Covid-19 patients are currently treated in hospitals, of which 740 people with a moderate course of disease and 79 patients with severe disease.