Record number of people got second-dose jab last week in Latvia

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The number of people who received a first shot against Covid-19 has decreased further in the past week, but a record number of people got the second dose, according to the latest data compiled by the National Health Service (NVD) June 7.

Last week, a total of 108,559 people were vaccinated against Covid-19 in Latvia, the third highest weekly figure.

From May 31 to June 6, 23,957 people were vaccinated against Covid-19 for the first time and approximately three times more, or 76,948 people, got the second shot. Another 7,654 people were vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine that needs only one dose.

Overall, the number of first-dose recipients in the weekly cut is declining as 44,136 people had their first shot in the week from May 17 to May 23, while 36,238 people got it in the week from May 24 to May 30. Therefore, over the last week, the intensity of grafting against Covid-19 was about 5% lower than the week before, when 115,404 people were vaccinated.

The number could still increase as data are being entered in the centralized system. Until now, 501,761 people have received the first dose in Latvia, while 349,087 people have completed the vaccination process. A total of 850,848 vaccines against Covid-19 injections have been carried out in the country.

According to data from the Central Statistical Bureau, there were a provisional population of 1.889 million inhabitants in Latvia at the beginning of March 2021, thus 26.58% of the population received the first shot against Covid-19, while 18.49% have completed the vaccination process.


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