Posts tagged as Covid-19

Latvia: 2,599 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Of positive cases confirmed Wednesday, 1,984 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 615 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 191,321. Of 19,377 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 13.4% were positive. The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants continued its steep ascent, climbing from 1,351.8 Tuesday to 1,400.8 Wednesday, which further raises the record since the start of the pandemic.…

Vaccination of teenagers has been on the rise since summer

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) spokeswoman Inga Vasiļjeva told that vaccination of teenagers has been on the rise since summer. “At present, age groups 12-15 and 16-17 continue to have the same upward trend as it was in the summer. In these age groups, the average percentage of vaccination reaches 42% in the 16-17 group and in the 12-15 group there are 25% fully vaccinated young people. The highest concentration of…

1,853 new Covid-19 cases Tuesday

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Latvia recorded 1,853 cases of Covid-19 on October 19 according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Of positive cases confirmed Tuesday, 1,394 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 459 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 188,722. Of 17,194 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 10.8% were positive. The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants continued its rapid increase,…

Half of Latvia’s population fully vaccinated

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Vaccination against Covid-19 has been completed by half of all Latvian residents, according to data from the National Health Service (NVD) October 19. Around 849,000 of all residents, or 45%, have got the first jab, of whom 756,000 have got the second dose, while a further 185,000 have got the single-dose vaccine. This means a total of 941,000 or 50% of the total population have completed the vaccination process. The…

Food retailers are faced with additional costs

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Food retailers are faced with additional costs in order to meet all the requirements related to Covid-19. Merchants say that the two years of the pandemic have brought significant costs. The Cabinet regulations provide that by 15 November, all employees in retail trade for whom the work obligation provides for contact with customers must be vaccinated. Until October 19, employers can use quick tests to test unvaccinated workers, but after that…

Lithuania: 2 736 new COVID-19 cases

Friday, October 15, 2021

2 736 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has already detected 363 630 coronavirus cases. Yesterday 15 people died of COVID-19 in Lithuania. In total, the death toll (COVID-19 and COVID-19 related) reaches 12 890 cases. At the moment 25 483 coronavirus cases are still active. Yesterday 17 127 PCR and 9 437 antigen COVID-19 tests were done to detect coronavirus…

State of emergency continues until January 11

Friday, October 15, 2021

On Thursday October 14, following extensive discussions, the Saeima supported the government’s order to announce an emergency by January 11 to limit the spread of Covid-19. 54 members voted for, 13 against, while 18 abstained. Opposition members in the debate expressed opinions against the decision or said they would abstain from the vote. There was criticism that the restrictions were introduced late and that the new rules discriminate against some of…

Hospitals forced to limit health services

Friday, October 15, 2021

With the rapidly increasing incidence of Covid-19 and the number of patients in hospitals, the State Operational Medical Commission (VOMK) decided October 14 to stop providing scheduled health services at hospitals as of next Monday. The decision was taken because of the need to provide additional resources for the treatment of urgent and Covid-19 patients. Each medical treatment institution will contact the patient individually to inform if any scheduled healthcare service…

Four detained over suspected fake vaccination process

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Law enforcement officers have recently detained a group of four more people suspected of being involved in a sham vaccination against Covid-19 at a medical institution in Rīga, LSM’s Latvian language service reports. Meanwhile, another criminal proceeding concerns the possible giving a bribe to officials of the vaccination center. Staff of the State Police Economic Crime Control Department (ENAP), during operational activities, identified an unnamed medical institution where members of the public had obtained bogus vaccines…

Baltic states are now Europe’s Covid-19 hotspot

Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia now have the highest rates of Covid-19 infection in Europe and among the highest rates in the whole world, according to the latest updates of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published October 14. It should be noted that data presented below are collected between Monday and Wednesday for the preceding week and published on Thursday, so the current situation…