Covid-19 vaccine goal not being met this week in Latvia

Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts had set a goal of vaccinating 2,500 people a day this week in Latvia, but this goal has not been met so far, LETA reported March 12.

In fact, last week, when the goal was set at 2,000, it was exceeded and reached on average 2,789 shots per day. This week, not a single day has the number reached 2,500.

On Thursday this week, 2,392 people received a jab against Covid-19 in Latvia, the first dose of which was injected in 2,382 people and the second dose was given to ten people. Last Thursday the vaccine was received by 5,942 people.

The number of people vaccinated on 11 March could still increase, as not all medics enter data in the e-health system on the same day that the patient is being vaccinated.

So far, 72,981 people have received the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 in Latvia and 18,105 people have received both doses. 

According to data from the Central Statistical Bureau, on 1 January 2021 there were a provisional 1.894 million inhabitants in Latvia,

Thus, 3.85% of the population received the first shot against Covid-19, while 0.96% have received both shots.

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