Covid-19 incidence in Latvia higher than EU/EEA average

  • 2022-02-04
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - For the first time since November 2021, Covid-19 incidence level in Latvia again is higher than the EU/EEA average, according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

ECDC data for the two weeks from January 17 until January 30 suggest that cumulative incidence in Latvia was 4,465.9 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 residents. Latvia has risen from the 20th position to the 12th positive by incidence among EU/EEA countries.

Covid-19 incidence in other Baltic states also is above average in the EU/EEA. Estonia reported 5,143.4 cases per 100,000 residents, climbing from the 15th to the 7th position, and Lithuania reported 4,465.9 cases, rising from the 21st to the 13th position among EU/EEA members.

The highest incidence level was reported in Denmark - 9,426.1 cases per 100,000 population. Slovenia also reported over 8,000 cases, while France and Portugal had over 7,000 cases.

Latvia's Covid-19 mortality rate increased to 89.6 cases per one million residents, ranking Latvia fourth among 30 EU/EEA countries. The highest mortality rates were reported in Croatia where the number of Covid-19 deaths exceeded 160 per one million population, followed by Bulgaria and Greece with more than 100 deaths per one million residents.

The average mortality rate in laboratory confirmed Covid-19 cases across the EU/EEA was 48.2 per one million population.

In Lithuania, Covid-19 caused 39 deaths per one million population, which is the 14th highest figure in the EU/EEA, and Estonia reported 36.9 Covid-19 related deaths per one million population, which was the 15th highest figure in the EU/EEA.