One third of inpatient Covid-19 patients are under 59 years of age – in Latvia – News

A total of 48 patients were hospitalized under the age of 59, of which most were between the ages of 50 and 59, and the least between 30 and 39, as only seven out of 48 patients were hospitalized in this age group. Meanwhile, ten patients aged 7 to 29 were hospitalized, or 7% of the total number of inpatients.

Most inpatients are in the age groups of 60 to 69 years and 70 to 79 years. There are 32 inpatients of Covid-19 in each of these age groups, representing a total of 44% of all inpatients, or 64 of 146 cases.

Also, 20% or 29 inpatients are between 80 and 89 years old, which is the third largest age group of patients. Only 3.4% of inpatients are between 90 and 99 years old.

Patients with severe disease range in age from 50 to 89 years.

It has already been reported that 136 new cases of Covid-19 infection were detected last day, according to data compiled by the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC).

Three people with confirmed Covid-19 infection between the ages of 60 and 70 died last day. To date, 63 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19.

5093 Covid-19 tests were performed last day, thus the proportion of positive cases against the tested ones has dropped to 2.67%. 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.

So far, the disease with Covid-19 has been confirmed in 4893 persons in Latvia. The recovery of 25 people was also confirmed last day, thus so far 1382 patients have been confirmed to recover. Previously, recovery from Covid-19 was reported on October 22.

The Agency LETA estimates that the number of currently active cases in the country is 3448.


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