On Thursday, March 4 a total of 5,279 people received a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, while the second dose was administered to 110 persons, according to the National Health Service data.
This is the largest daily number of Covid-19 shots given in one day since the vaccination process in Latvia began. In comparison, the largest number of people vaccinated in a day last week was slightly over 4,000 people.
So far, the first dose of vaccine has been administered to 58,146 people in Latvia, while 17,809 people have received both doses of the vaccine. In Latvia there were 1.894 million residents on January 1, 2021, according to the Central statistical bureau, so 3.1 percent of residents have received the first vaccine dose, and 0.94 percent have received both doses.
The first dose of the vaccine was mostly received by seniors, people with chronic illnesses and other high-risk groups on Thursday. There were also a relatively large number of doctors and medical staff among those vaccinated.
The second dose of the vaccine, on the other hand, was mainly received by doctors and medical staff yesterday.