In the first three weeks of 2021, i.e. between 4 and 24 January, a total of 2,438 deaths were registered in Latvia, while 1,682 deaths were registered in Latvia during the first three weeks of 2020.
1,282 women died in the first three weeks of this year, 41% more than in the first three weeks of last year, and 1,156 men, an increase of 49.5%.
Of that number, 88.1%, or 21,48, were residents over the age of 60. Last year, 86.1%, or 1,448, were older than 60 years.
Including in the first three weeks of this year, 158 dead were aged between 60 and 64, which is 22,5% more than in the period considered a year earlier, 226 - aged 65 to 69, an increase of 42,1%, 253 - aged 70 to 74, which is by 57.1% more, 336 - aged 75 to 79 years - by 51.4%, 476 between the ages of 80 and 84, which is an increase of 75.6%, 376 - aged 85-89, which is 41.4% more, while 323 dead were 90 and over, which is 34.6% more.
Data also show that the most dead in the first three weeks of this year were registered in Riga region - 736, which is 48.7% more than a year earlier, followed by Latgale region - 483 dead, which is an increase of 73.1%.
According to data from the Disease Prevention and Control Center, 431 of the dead people had been diagnosed with Covid-19 in the first three weeks of this year. Thus, the share of dead with diagnosed Covid-19 made up 17.7% in the first three weeks of this year.