Weekly number of hospitalized patients with Covid-19 keeps rising in Latvia

Over the past week, from September 20 to 26, the number of detected Covid-19 cases, the patient number in hospitals, and the number of patients with a severe course of the disease kept growing, according to Disease Prevention and Control Center's information September 27.

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases grew by 25.5%, and the number of hospitalized patients – 18.5%. In hospitals, an average of 366 Covid-19 patients were treated daily. The number of patients with severe disease has increased by 59%, on average 49 patients per day.

Of all tests performed, 60% (91,611 tests) involved screening of educational establishments and 40% (61,020 tests) were conducted for the rest of the population. Of the positive cases of Covid-19, 12% (520 infected) were associated with screening of educational establishments, while 88% (3,706 infected) were detected in the rest of the population.

More than half of the infected, or 57.4%, had symptoms.

Last week, on average, 21,804 tests were conducted daily (a week ago 31,099) and 604 new cases were detected (previously 493).

Of the cases of Covid-19 infections detected last week, 3,389 people had not been vaccinated against Covid-19 or had not yet completed a vaccination course, which is a total of 80% of all those who were ill in the last week. At the same time, 837 people, or 20% of all those affected last week, had been vaccinated.

The number of imported Covid-19 cases increased to 60 in the previous week, representing 1.4% of all cases in Latvia.

During weeks 33 to 38, the most infected people came from Turkey (47 cases), Belarus (Iraq (40)), Russia (39), Britain (30), Lithuania (26), Germany (22), Georgia (20), Greece (19), Spain (17), Estonia (14) and Italy (14).

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