Latvia's Covid-19 morbidity grew for third week in a row

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Over the last three weeks there has been an increase in Covid-19 morbidity in Latvia, according to data published April 26 by Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

The incidence of Covid-19 rose 6.4% in the previous week, compared with the previous week. A 22% increase is observed compared with the beginning of the month. The average number of cases detected per day has also increased – 569 (a week earlier – 538 new cases).

There is a slow increase in Covid-19 patients in hospitals. Per day, the average number of patients in the past week increased to 69 (an average of 61 patients per day was reported a week earlier). 

Slight decrease in morbidity is observed in Vidzeme, while in other regions of Latvia there is an increase.

There is still a tendency that incidence reduces in the age group 65 +, where the benefits of vaccination, according to the SPKC, are considered to be one of the reasons. Morbidity rates remain with a growing trend in nearly all age groups, particularly among teens and socio-economically active populations, namely the age group 20-59.

The reproduction factor (R) of the Covid-19 infection is also increasing and is currently at 1.04 (1.01 a week earlier). 

The SPKC continues to call for special care in hand hygiene, correct use of the face mask (covering the nose and chin), remote work as far as possible, ventilation.


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