Covid-19 vaccination pace in Latvia one of the slowest among 30 countries

  • 2021-02-02
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The Covid-19 vaccination pace in Latvia is one of the slowest among thirty countries surveyed by the Our World in Data research center, the Health Ministry informed the government today.

According to Our World in Data, Malta ranks first in terms of Covid-19 vaccines administered per 100 residents from December 2019 to January 2021, followed by Iceland and Germany.

Latvia ranks third from the bottom, only ahead of Netherlands and Bulgaria. In the meantime, Lithuania is in sixth place and Estonia is sixteenth.

According to the National Health Center's data, 17,113 people in Latvia were administered Covid-19 vaccines by February 1, of which 7,752 received the first and the second dose.

On Monday, eleven people were given the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and 1,100 received the second dose, which to date is the highest number of people to receive the second dose in one day.

As reported, Latvia has so far received a total of 33,825 vaccine doses - 30,225 of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, and 3,600 of the Moderna vaccine.