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Covid-19 infection rate fell slightly last week in Latvia

The number of people infected with Covid-19 has fallen by 11.7% in the past week, compared to the week before, according to Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) data February 15

The number of people infected with Covid-19 has fallen by 11.7% in the past week, compared to the week before, according to Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) data February 15

The number of tests has not changed significantly, but the proportion of positive tests has decreased. Latvia's 14-day cumulative rate per 100,000 inhabitants in the fifth week of the year was 577.1, but on February 14, it was 548.6, according to data from the SPKC.

A total of 98,325 tests have been performed in Latvia over the past seven days and the average rate of positive tests has decreased to 7.2% from the rate of 8% seven days ago.

The number of tests has decreased by 1.1%, with an average of 9,761 tests per day (9,873 tests per day seven days ago).

A total of 4,906 new infections with Covid-19 were recorded last week, compared with 5,559 new cases seven days ago.

The reduction has been observed in all regions except Kurzeme and Pierīga, where there is a slight increase. 

The factor of reproductivity of Covid-19 infection calculated by epidemiologists in Latvia is currently 0.92 (above 1 a week ago). This means that 92 other people are infected by 100 those already sick.

The number of patients in hospital has decreased by 9.7% over the past seven days, with an average of 84 Covid-19 patients daily being hospitalized. According to data from the National Health Service (NVD) on February 15, 939 Covid-19 patients are currently being treated in hospitals, 88 people with severe symptoms. 

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