Karins not sure whether Covid-19 statistics are entirely accurate

  • 2021-11-27
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The Health Ministry is currently looking into Covid-19 statistics to find out whether the official number of Covid-19 deaths in Latvia is accurate, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) told Saeima investigative committee for investigating the erroneous actions of the Latvian government in the Covid-19 pandemic management process.

For instance, it is theoretically possible that a person dies some time after a car crash, but before his or her death the person is diagnosed with Covid-19 in the hospital, therefore this person's name is also included in the list of the Covid-19 deaths, said Karins.

"I am not sure that the statistics are entirely accurate, so the Health Ministry is looking into the issue," said Karins.

According to the prime minister, the high Covid-19 mortality rate in Latvia is due to the fact that, unlike in several other countries, a large number of seniors in Latvia were not ready to get vaccinated.

As reported, more than 4,000 people have died in Latvia since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.