Posts tagged as Covid-19

The spread of Covid-19 is slowly increasing in Latvia

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

According to information published by Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) July 26, the spread of Covid-19 is slowly increasing in Latvia. An average of 7,184 tests (the week before – 7,234 tests) were conducted per day and 46 new cases of Covid-19 were found on average daily last week (an average of 37 cases the week before). In the last seven days, an average of four Covid-19 patients per day…

Latvia to donate over 50,000 AstraZeneca vaccines to Tunisia

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Some of AstraZeneca vaccines against Covid-19 which Latvia intends to donate to other countries  are planned to end up in Tunisia, National Health Service (NVD) representative Armīns Kalniņš told Latvian Radio July 22. Agreements with Tunisia have now been concluded and the agreement of the European Union and the manufacturer has been received, and Kalniņš said 50,400 vaccines are hoped to be sent out next week. Other countries, such as Moldova, Georgia,…

44 new Covid-19 cases in Latvia, no deaths

Thursday, July 22, 2021

On Thursday, July 22, Latvia reported 44 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 138,344. Of 6,779 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 0.6% were positive. The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants ticked down from 29.2 Wednesday to 28.9 Thursday. No Covid-related deaths were reported Thursday, so the death toll since the…

Latvian shoppers have taken the opportunity to get vaccine against Covid-19 at a shopping mall

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Lately, more shoppers have taken the opportunity to get vaccinated against Covid-19 at a shopping mall, the vaccination project department of the National Health Service told July 20. Between June 18, when vaccination points opened in shopping malls, and July 19, a total of 20,946 injections, including first and second vaccine doses, have been carried out. Last week, 6,538 vaccine doses were administered to people at shopping malls. On Monday,…

25 new Covid-19 cases confirmed Monday

Monday, July 19, 2021

On Monday, July 19, Latvia reported 25 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 138,184. Of 3,316 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 0.8% were positive. Monday’s figures are usually the lowest of the week in absolute terms as fewer tests are generally carried out on Sundays. The 14-day cumulative…

Covid-19 ‘Delta’ variant now dominates in Latvia

Thursday, July 15, 2021

The contagious ‘Delta’ variant of the Covid-19 virus has already surged ahead of the prevailing Alpha variant in Latvia, Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts said on Wednesday July 14. He said that 54% of all cases of Covid-19 have already been identified as the Delta variant in Latvia. Photo: Screenshot According to Pavļuts, there is currently no increase in morbidity, but it is only a matter of time. Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš also said at…

Covid-19 treatment to be reduced to five hospitals

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

As of Wednesday, July 14, Covid-19 patients will be treated in five major hospitals, the ‘operational’ commission directing medical services during the pandemic decided July 13. According to the Ministry of Health, Covid-19 patients who need hospital treatment will be transported to Riga East Clinical University Hospital, Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital, Liepāja Regional Hospital, Daugavpils Regional Hospital and Children’s Clinical University Hospital. Women due to give birth who are…

53 new Covid-19 cases in Latvia Tuesday

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

On Tuesday, July 13, Latvia reported 53 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 137,970. Of 8,384 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 0.6% were positive, consistent with the rate over the last two weeks. The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants again ticked down slightly from 35.8 Monday to 33.9 Tuesday. There…

Covid spread down by 36% over last week in Latvia

Monday, July 12, 2021

Last week a 36% decrease in the number of new infections with Covid-19 was observed against the previous week, according to data published July 12 by the Disease Prevention and Control Center. Last week, on average, 6,971 tests were carried out a day. A week earlier, 8,179 tests were carried out a day. Over the past seven days, on average, seven infected people arrived in hospitals daily while a week…

Flu jab protects against COVID-19

Monday, July 12, 2021

The flu vaccine may provide vital protection against COVID-19, new research being presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), held online this year, concludes. An analysis of patient data from around the world strongly suggests that the annual flu shot reduces the risk of stroke, sepsis and DVT in patients with COVID-19. Patients with COVID-19 who had been vaccinated against flu were also less likely to visit…