RIGA - Latvia's Covid-19 mortality rate remains the highest among the 30 member states of the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) for the third consecutive week already, according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
ECDC data for the two-week period from March 7 to March 20 suggest that Latvia recorded 119 Covid-19 deaths per one million population. Latvia is now the only EU/EEA country with more than 100 Covid-19 deaths per one million population.
Norway and Denmark recorded more than 90 Covid-19 deaths per one million population, while the average Covid-19 mortality across the EU/EEA in the past two weeks was down to 29.6 deaths per one million population.
In Estonia, Covid-19 mortality was 68.5 deaths per one million population, which was the 6th highest figure in the EU/EEA. Lithuania registered 29 Covid-19 deaths per one million population, which ranked Lithuania 17th by Covid-19 deaths in the two-week period.
According to ECDC data, Latvia's cumulative two-week Covid-19 incidence was 3,643.1 cases per 100,000 population. Latvia slipped from fourth to sixth place among 30 EU/EEA countries by Covid-19 incidence.
Estonia's Covid-19 incidence was down to 1,952.6 cases per 100,000 population as Estonia dropped from ninth to 13th place in the EU/EEA by Covid-19 incidence. Lithuania recorded 2,524.1 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 population, climbing from 11th to 10th place in the EU/EEA by Covid-19 incidence.
The average Covid-19 incidence across the EU/EEA was 1,762.1 cases per 100,000 population last week.
Iceland showed the highest Covid-19 incidence rate among EU/EEA countries during the previous two weeks, at 10,033.4 cases per 100,000 population. Austria and Lichtenstein recorded more than 5,000 cases per 100,000 population.