Last week's Covid case count grew by 14.5% in Latvia

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Last week, September 5 to 11, Latvia's number of newly identified Covid-19 cases increased by 14.5% compared to a week earlier, the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) said on September 12.

During the previous week, a notable increase in the number of newly identified cases of Covid-19 occurred in the age group 0 to 19 years. More frequently cases were registered in Rīga and Kurzeme.

The SPKC pointed to an infection reproduction ratio of 1.04, indicating the spread of the infection.

The number of patients in hospitals has increased by 6% in the past week.

For the period from June to August, the comparison of the incidence of deaths (per 100,000 inhabitants) shows that the risk of death for people with primary and booster vaccination was 4.7 times lower than for those not vaccinated and partially vaccinated. In the case of Covid-19 infection alone (no underlying health issues), the risk of death in primary vaccination was 4.1 times lower than in the unvaccinated and partially vaccinated.

The number of reinfections with Covid-19 has been increasing since July. They were 17.8% in June, 26.6% in July, but in August already 31.3% of all newly identified cases.

The SPKC also drew attention to the fact that as of Monday, September 12, custom vaccines adapted to the Omicron subtype are available in family doctor practices and vaccination offices.

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