Covid-19 morbidity falls for second week in a row in Latvia

For the second consecutive week, there has been a reduction in Covid-19 morbidity in Latvia, Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) reported November 15.

Between November 8 and November 14, the number of newly identified Covid-19 cases decreased by 32.9%. During the lockdown that started on October 21, the cumulative incidence rate decreased from 1463.3 to 1114.6.

In the last 12 days, the number of patients in hospitals has decreased by 7.9%. On average, 119 people are admitted to hospitals per day. At the same time, the number of patients with severe symptoms increased by 6.6%.

On average, 13,523 tests were conducted per day (20,041 the week before), while on average 1,217 new cases were detected per day (1,812 the week before). Of all tests performed, 25% (23,864 tests) involved screening of educational establishments, while 75% (70,800 tests) were in the rest of the population. Of the positive cases of Covid-19, 6% (585 infected) were associated with the screening of educational establishments, while 94% (8,516 infected) were in the rest of the population.

When assessing the cases of Covid-19 detected last week and assessing the vaccination status of infected people, 5,671 people were not vaccinated against Covid-19 or the vaccination course had not yet been completed, representing a total of 67% of all infected last week, while 2,845 people were vaccinated, which is 33% of all infected last week. Covid-19 infection was reported 2.2 times more frequently in unvaccinated or partly vaccinated than in fully vaccinated people.

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