Covid-19 morbidity fell by 22% in Latvia last week

Between November 29 and December 5, the number of newly identified cases of Covid-19 decreased by 21.9%, the  Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said December 6.

In the last seven days, the number of patients in hospitals has fallen by 23%, with an average of 59 people entering hospitals per day. The number of patients with severe symptoms of the disease also declined by 20%.

On average, 9,293 tests were conducted per day (the week before – 9,864), while 702 new cases were detected on average (the week before – 900) per day. Of all tests performed, 22% (14,453 tests) involved screening of educational establishments, while 78% (50,595 tests) were in the rest of the population. Of the positive cases of Covid-19, 9% (464 infected) were associated with the screening of educational establishments, while 91% (4,916 infected) were in the rest of the population.

The reproduction rate of Covid-19 infection (R) decreased to 0.86 (the week before 1.05) in the last week, which shows a decrease in the spread of infectious diseases in society.

2,776 people or 56.5% infected last week were not vaccinated against Covid-19 or had not yet completed a vaccination course while 2,140 people were vaccinated, representing 43.5% of all infected last week. Thus Covid-19 was found 1.9 times more frequently in unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated than in fully vaccinated people.

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