The number of cases of Covid-19 has increased especially among the population aged 50-64 – in Latvia

During the week, the number of cases of Covid-19 has increased especially among the population aged 50-64, according to the data compiled by the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SCCP).

Comparing the 41st week of the year with the 40th week, the number of infections has increased in all age groups, however, it has been the highest in the 50-64 age group. In this age group, the incidence rates have increased by 102%.

The incidence among the population over 65 years of age has increased by 61.7%. An increase is also observed in the 15-49 age group (+ 23.6%) and among children (+ 9.4%).

The highest number of new cases of Covid-19 to date, 188 infected, was reported last day for the second day in a row, according to data compiled by the SPKC.

A person infected with Covid-19 in the age group of 60 to 65 also died last day.

5,332 Covid-19 examinations were performed in the last day, which is the highest number of tests performed per day so far. Meanwhile, a total of 388,281 examinations have been performed in Latvia so far, 3,392 persons have become ill, and 1,329 have recovered.

The proportion of positive cases against those tested last day was 3.5%. 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.

Continuing the investigation of the outbreak, at least 50 cases have been detected in Vecpiebalga region, several cases are among the previously established cases and outbreaks, 13 infected have returned from Belarus.

According to the National Health Service, a total of 11 Covid-19 patients were hospitalized last day. A total of 69 patients are treated in hospital, of whom 63 have a moderate course of disease and six have a severe course of the disease. At the same time, 12 patients were discharged from the hospital during the previous day, thus a total of 281 patients were discharged from the hospital, including both recovered and dead. Covid-19 tests and positive results in Latvia –

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