RIGA - It is only a matter of time before the omicron variant of Covid-19 becomes the dominant strain in all regions of Latvia, the Center for Disease Prevention and Control representative Jurijs Perevoscikovs told Saeima Defense, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee on Wednesday.
The Covid-19 situation has deteriorated in all regions. The coronavirus has been spreading the fastest in Riga and Pieriga, also in Adazi, Marupe and Kekava regions, said Perevoscikovs.
The share of the omicron variant is currently 85.7 percent.
"So this variant has been spreading very quickly,” said Perevoscikovs, adding that, at the same time, the delta variant may remain dominant in some regions, but it is a matter of time before the omicron takes over all regions of Latvia.
As reported, 6,097 Covid-19 cases were reported on Monday, and 15 people died with Covid-19.