Latvia has 7th highest Covid-19 incidence among EU and EEA countries - ECDC

  • 2021-01-28
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvia's Covid-19 incidence is currently the seventh highest among member states of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) by the cumulative 14-day number of cases per 100,000 population, data from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) shows. 

During the past two weeks - from January 11 to 24 - Latvia confirmed 61,008 new Covid-19 cases and its cumulative 14-day number of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 population was 595.8. 

Covid-19 incidence in Lithuania was only slightly higher than in Latvia - 598.4 cases per 100,000 population in the past two weeks, but the rate of infections in Lithuania dropped considerably between January 11 and 24. Lithuania recorded 177,166 new cases during that period. 

In Estonia, Covid-19 incidence dropped to 521.7 cases per 100,000 population, with 40,716 cases in total recorded in the two-week period.

According to ECDC data, the highest Covid-19 incidence in the past two weeks was recorded in Portugal and Spain where the rate of infections exceeded 1,000 cases per 100,000 population. The Czech Republic, Slovenia, Ireland and Lithuania also had higher Covid-19 incidence than Latvia.

Meanwhile, Covid-19 incidence in Iceland, Greece, Finland and Bulgaria is below 100 cases per 100,000 population.