Flu figures continue to drop in Latvia

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Last week, from February 6 to February 12, the average intensity of influenza in Latvia continued to decrease, according to information from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) on February 16.

A total of 205.3 influenza cases per 100,000 inhabitants (375 the week before) have been reported. 1,405 patients, or an average of 1898.1 per 100,000 inhabitants, have turned to ambulatory medical establishments for acute upper respiratory infections (previously 2046.1 patients per 100,000 inhabitants).

In the practices of family doctors, 152 clinical influenza cases were reported last week, most commonly reported in Gulbene, Daugavpils, Jēkabpils, Ventspils, Valmiera, Rēzekne, and Rīga.

The highest incidence of influenza was recorded in children aged 5-14 years.

68 hospitalized patients with influenza, most commonly in the age group 65 + years, were reported from hospital treatment facilities involved in monitoring. 11 hospitalized patients with influenza-related pneumonia were also reported.

Over the past week, the number of Covid-19 cases increased by 9.6% in Latvia compared to the previous week. 194 cases of Covid-19 were lab-confirmed. The proportion of positive tests has also increased by 2.6%.

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