Unvaccinated people eight times more likely to die with Covid in Latvia

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) reported December 13 that data from last month show vaccination significantly reduces the likelihood of hospitalization and death from Covid-19.

November Covid-19 figures

In November, Covid-19 infection was found 2.3 times more frequently in unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated people than among fully vaccinated people. 

Unvaccinated and not fully vaccinated people were hospitalized 4 times more frequently (per 100,000 of population) than vaccinated people. The risk of death with Covid-19 was 8.3 times higher in unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated than in fully vaccinated people.

Weekly figures

Over the past week, from December 6 to December 12, the number of newly identified cases of Covid-19 fell by 6.1%, with a decrease of 73% over the last seven weeks. In the last seven days, the number of patients in hospitals decreased by 27.5%, with an average of 43 people admitted to hospitals per day. The number of patients with severe course of the disease also fell by 22%.

On average, 9,458 tests were performed daily (above 9,293), while 659 new cases were detected on average daily (702 the week before). Of all tests performed, 23% (15,011 tests) involved screening of educational establishments, while 77% (51,198 tests) were in the rest of the population. Of the positive cases of Covid-19, 10% (522 infected) were associated with the screening of educational establishments, while 90% (4,615 infected) were in the rest of the population.

Last week, Covid-19 was reported 2 times more frequently in unvaccinated and partially vaccinated people in Latvia than fully vaccinated (per 100,000 inhabitants).

 

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