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

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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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