In his view, compliance with the minimum epidemiological requirements remains an important condition for combating Covid-19. At the same time, the expert acknowledged that society is tired of restrictions, so people do not follow the physical distance and tend to gather.
“The virus has not changed, but our behavior has changed. Medical advice has not changed since the spring. Controls can be tightened, but public attitudes will be crucial,” the WHO spokesman said.
Yuri Perevoshchikov, a spokesman for the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC), added that one of the measures to limit the spread of Covid-19 is to keep a distance, including in the workplace.
“You can work remotely, shifting, reducing the number of people working in the same room, observe hygiene. We recommend that employers look at the SPKC website, where recommendations are published. It is also necessary to explain to people that you should not go to work with symptoms,”
Perevoschikov also said that in Latvia we can still control the spread of the virus, which is confirmed by the fact that the incidence rate is 2.5 times lower than the European average, the proportion of positive tests from all tests last week is 2.2%, but according to the new border recommendations, when the spread of the disease is considered rapid and uncontrolled, 4%.
In addition, epidemiologists are still able to identify the source of the infection in most cases – last week they were 80%, said a representative of the SPKC.
It has already been reported that 2169 Covid-19 tests reported 95 new infections in the past day, according to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (SPDC). One patient with a confirmed diagnosis of Covid-19 died.
4.3% of all tests were positive last day. The SPCC has previously explained that this figure is considered important in the European Union, as above 3%, the spread of the disease is considered to be rapid and uncontrolled.
During the last day, the recovery of three patients from Covid-19 was also registered, thus 1325 persons have recovered so far.
A total of 364,012 Covid-19 examinations were performed in Latvia, but 2,765 persons became ill.
Data from the National Health Service show that five patients with Covid-19 have been hospitalized in the last 24 hours. A total of 65 patients are treated in hospitals, of whom 59 have a moderate course of disease and six have a severe course of the disease. To date, 247 patients have been discharged from the hospital, including both recovered and dead.