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Covid incidence still growing among young in Latvia

Latvia's Covid-19 incidence has risen by 11.4 percent from last week and by 35.5 percent since the beginning of April, the LETA newswire was told at the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) May 7.

The number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals in the past seven days has been at 656 on average, while the number of patients with severe symptoms has risen by 2.4 percent.

Covid-19 incidence continues growing in all age groups, except for people over the age of 70. CDC explains this with vaccination. There is growing incidence among children up to the age of 18, among people of the age of 20-69.

The UK Covid-19 strain has been discovered in 91 percent of sequenced samples.

According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, the 14-day cumulative incidence in Latvia has been 441.2 cases per 100,000 residents compared to 404.1 cases a week ago.

Meanwhile, the average incidence in the EU and EEA dropped from 396 to 340.2. 

Latvia has climbed to the ninth position by Covid-19 incidence, while Estonia was in the 12th position with 14-day cumulative Covid-19 incidence at 388.3 cases per 100,000 population, while Lithuania rose to the sixth position with 576.4 cases.

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