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Latvia ‘s Covid – 19 incidence rate rises to fifth place in Europe The news


Riga, May 20, LETA. Latvia has risen to 5th place among the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries with the highest infection rates with Covid-19, according to data compiled by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Last week, Latvia took 6th place.

ECDC estimates of the situation in the previous two weeks from 3 to 16 May show that the cumulative morbidity per 100,000 population in Latvia is 431.3 cases. Although the incidence has fallen slightly, it has fallen even faster in several other European countries. Until the beginning of this week, the 14-day infection rate was higher than in Latvia in Sweden, Lithuania, Cyprus and the Netherlands.

The highest incidence rate is currently in Sweden at 577.4 cases per 100,000 population, and the lowest in Iceland at 17.9 cases per 100,000 population.

In Estonia, the infection rate per 100,000 population has dropped to 320.81 cases in the last two weeks, the 9th highest rate among the EU and EEA countries. In Lithuania, the incidence rate has fallen to 562.8 cases in the last two weeks, but is still the second highest in the EU and EEA, according to ECDC data.

In Latvia, the 14-day mortality rate with diagnosed Covid-19 has also increased and at the end of the previous week it was 64 cases per million population. In this indicator, Latvia has risen from 11th to 6th place among the EU and EEA countries with the highest mortality.

The highest mortality rates from diagnosed Covid-19 per million population in the past two weeks have been in Hungary, Croatia and Bulgaria. The corresponding figure is 55.8 in Lithuania and 37.6 in Estonia.

Latvia is also still in the red zone of the travel warning card created by ECDC, which also includes most other European countries. This area contains regions of Europe with a 14-day cumulative morbidity per 100,000 population between 150 and 500 cases.

In the Baltic States, the dark red area of ​​the alert card, which shows that the 14-day cumulative morbidity per 100,000 population exceeds 500 cases, is still in the Vilnius region of Lithuania. The rest of Lithuania, like Latvia and Estonia, is in the red zone.

The dark red zone includes most of Sweden, as well as some regions in France, the Netherlands and Croatia.

The orange zone, with a cumulative morbidity of 14 days per 100 000 population, is between 25 and 150 cases, includes Portugal, Ireland, Romania, as well as regions in Norway, Finland, Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Spain and Greece.

Iceland, as well as the northern part of Finland and Norway, are in the green zone, where the 14-day cumulative morbidity per 100,000 population is less than 25 cases.

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