Number of Covid hospitalizations keeps rising in Latvia

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From December 12 to 18, the number of new cases of Covid-19 decreased by 18.7% in Latvia compared to the previous week, Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said on December 19.

2,310 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported and the proportion of positive tests has decreased to 20.6%.

The number of patients in hospitals has increased by 31.4%.

During the previous week, the number of cases of Covid-19 decreased in almost all regions of Latvia, only in Zemgale a slight increase was observed.

In the EU as a whole, the incidence of Covid-19 is declining slightly. In Latvia, the incidence of Covid-19 remains below the EU average.

At the beginning of December, influenza rates increased compared to the end of November: 106.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (at the end of November 64.9 per 100,000 inhabitants), and therefore, as a result of a significant increase in the incidence of various respiratory infections, risk groups are encouraged to use facial masks or respirators FFP2.

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