LETA reported, referring to the Disease Prevention and Control Center, that a re-infection occurs when the time interval between two positive Covid-19 tests is 60 days or less.
According to the Ministry's data, such cases were 3.4% of all in the last week of December 2021. This year, the figure has continued to grow, reaching 5.6% of all detected cases in the first week of the year and 7.1% in the second. Last week there were a total of 4,862 re-infection cases of Covid-19, or 9.1% of the total.
“In the number of people who had been infected by Covid-19, virtually every tenth had been infected before. It is the peculiarity of the Omicron that it is able to re-infect people who have previously recovered,” explained the minister.