He explained that one institution had an initial outbreak of 16 cases, while Covid-19 infection was also found in educators. From this original focus, Covid-19 spread further in at least five directions: the choir, the sports club, families, and two church congregations.
The first chain of infection was when Covid-19 spread to a member of the choir, resulting in two more people becoming ill. This chain then spread to another educational institution, infecting another person.
In the second case, the infection spread to a sports club, where six people became ill with Covid-19 in addition to the first patient. The further spread of the disease from this chain led to the infection of three more family members.
In the third case, two persons were infected through the family through the family at the educational establishment. Of these two people, one family friend became infected, while in another case, one of the family members infected the company’s colleagues – a total of 34 people were diagnosed with Covid-19. However, epidemiological measures were taken, as a result of which only two family members fell ill from these company employees.
In the fourth chain of infection, one of the patients in the school also infected two church congregations, infecting a total of ten people, of whom 15 were infected in a pre-school, nine family members, three in a medical facility and three in another government facility.
Perevoshchikov explained that an infection from one person, under certain conditions and as a result of non-observance of social distance, eventually led to the infection of 109 people. He added that most had clinical symptoms, while two patients were fatal.
It has already been reported that on Thursday the largest number of new cases of Covid-19 so far was registered in Latvia – 148 infected, according to the data compiled by the SPKC.
A person infected with Covid-19 in the age group of 30 to 35 also died last day.
4759 Covid-19 examinations were performed during the last day, which is one of the highest numbers of tests performed per day. Meanwhile, a total of 382,949 examinations have been performed in Latvia so far, 3,204 persons have fallen ill and 1,329 have recovered.
The proportion of positive cases against those tested last day was 3.1%. 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.
According to the National Health Service, a total of six Covid-19 patients were hospitalized last day. A total of 63 patients are treated in hospitals, of whom 54 have a moderate course of disease and nine have a severe course of the disease. At the same time, 12 patients were discharged from hospitals during the previous day, thus a total of 277 patients were discharged from the hospital, including both recovered and dead.