Posts tagged as Covid-19

COVID-19 statistics on April 12 in Latvia

Monday, April 12, 2021

On Monday, April 12, Latvia recorded 210 new cases of Covid-19, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 107,818. Of 3,209 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 6.5%  were positive, down slightly on the 6.8% figure the day before. 4% is regarded as the threshold at which the virus is spreading in an uncontrolled manner. The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000…

Vaccination rates increased last week in Latvia

Monday, April 12, 2021

More than 26,500 people were vaccinated last week, according to  official statistics,   the highest number in one week so far. Last week also saw a record number of vaccinated persons in a single day, 8,542 people on Wednesday. Health Ministry said that vaccination rates were boosted by a number of aspects: more than 70,740 doses of Covid-19 vaccines received in Latvia last week, as well as two initial experiments important for…

Covid-19 found in Latvian mink farm

Monday, April 12, 2021

Covid-19 infection has been detected at the Baltic Devon Mink farm in Iecava municipality. Enhanced monitoring of mink has been in place since the summer of last year when it was found that Covid-19 can be transferred between humans and mink. Baltic Devon Mink has approximately 60 thousand mink, but Covid-19 has been found in nine dead animals.

Situation with Covid-19 in Latvia is “solidly bad”

Monday, April 12, 2021

The incidence of Covid-19 is not falling significantly and Latvia has plateaued “solidly badly”, said professor, infectologist Uga Dumpis in an interview to Latvian Radio April 12. Whether people observed restrictions over Easter holiday, whether they were gathering and contributing to the spread of the disease, will be possible to judge by the morbidity data starting Tuesday, taking into account the incubation period of the disease, Dumpis said. But for the time being,…

368 new cases of coronavirus Sunday in Latvia

Monday, April 12, 2021

On Sunday, April 11, Latvia recorded 368 new cases of Covid-19, reported by the Disease Prevention and Control Center. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 107,608. Of 5,386 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 6.8% were positive, up on the 4% figure the day before that is regarded as the threshold at which the virus is spreading in an uncontrolled manner. The 14-day cumulative infection rate…

Latvian Teachers to start getting Covid-19 jabs Monday

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Next week, vaccination against Covid-19 will begin for school teachers and educators working in close contact with children, the Ministry of Education and Science (IZM) said April 9. The IZM will make lists of teachers who need the vaccine immediately (those working onsite). Minister of Health Daniels Pavļuts said at a press conference Friday that the Ministry of Health would work on lists submitted by IZM and would invite educators to…

Covid-19 case total in Latvia rises by 658 on Friday

Friday, April 9, 2021

On Friday, April 9, Latvia recorded 658 new cases of Covid-19, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 106,574 Of 18,589 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 3.5% were positive, up slightly on the 3.1% figure the day before but below the 4% level regarded as the threshold at which the virus is spreading in an uncontrolled manner.…

740 new cases of Covid-19 in Latvia, 17 deaths

Thursday, April 8, 2021

On Thursday, April 8, Latvia recorded 740 new cases of Covid-19, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 105,916. Of 24,155 tests carried out in the past 24 hours (the highest number in a day so far, for the second day in a row), 3.1% were positive, up slightly on the 2.8% figure the day before but below the 4% level regarded…

309 new cases of Covid-19 in Latvia

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

On Tuesday, April 6, Latvia recorded 309 new cases of Covid-19, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 104,533. Only 4,987 tests were carried out in the past 24 hours. Of that number 6.2% of tests were positive, up on the 3.8% figure the day before. 4% is regarded as the threshold at which the virus is spreading…

Around 8% of Latvians have had their first Covid jab

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

As of Monday, 121,868 persons or 8% of the Latvian adult population had received at least one Covid-19 jab, Health Ministry said April 5. Nearly three weeks ago the  figure was 6%  , so, despite the opening of mass vaccination centers over Easter holiday, the growth has not been rapid. Following the opening of three priority vaccination groups on the Easter holiday, in Latvia the vaccine against Covid-19 is gradually…