Covid-19 morbidity slightly decreased last week in Latvia

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The number of infections in Covid-19 is gradually decreasing, and all efforts must be made by the Latvian society to prevent the third wave, Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said March 1.

The number of people infected with Covid-19 continues to decrease gradually in Latvia – a total of 4,667 new infections with Covid-19 were recorded last week, compared with 4,813 new cases seven days ago. The incidence has decreased by 3%.

A total of 70,477 tests have been performed in Latvia over the past seven days and the average rate of positive tests has fallen to 6.6% (a total of 66,173 tests seven days ago, a positive test rate of 7.3%). The number of tests performed has increased by 6.5%, with an average of 10,068 tests per day (9,453 tests per day seven days ago).

The rate of reproductivity of Covid-19 infection calculated by epidemiologists in Latvia on February 28 was 0.97 (1.0 a week ago). This means that 97 other people are infected by 100 already infected people.

The number of patients in hospitals has remained stable over the past seven days, with an average of 70 people per day being hospitalized. Data from the National Health Service (NVD) of 28 February show that 759 Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospitals, of which 682 people – with a moderate course of disease and 77 patients – with a severe course of disease.

The SPKC calls for strict compliance with all safety measures: not meeting with people outside one's household, observing physical distance in public places where many people gather, and using the face mask correctly to cover the nose, mouth and chin.



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