RIGA - On Saturday, 44 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospitals in Latvia, which is the lowest figure since November 29 of last year, when the same number of patients was admitted to hospitals, according to data compiled by the National Health Service (NSS).
Overall, however, the number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals increased slightly on Saturday, with only 11 patients discharged from hospitals yesterday, including three transferred patients.
As a result, a total of 923 Covid-19 patients are currently being treated in hospitals, including 831 with moderate symptoms of the virus and 92 with severe symptoms. In comparison, the highest number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals was observed in mid-January, when around 1,200 infected people were hospitalized at one time.
As reported, Latvia confirmed 424 new Covid-19 cases and eight people died of the coronavirus on Saturday, according to the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC).
Of the latest Covid-19 victims, two were aged between 50 and 60, one was aged between 60 and 70, two were aged between 70 and 80, and three were aged between 80 and 90.
Of the 4,955 Covid-19 tests carried out on Saturday, 8.6 percent came back positive. The CDC explained earlier that in the European Union this indicator is considered important because when this figure rises above 4 percent, the spread of the disease is considered to be rapid and uncontrolled.
Latvia's total Covid-19 caseload thus reached 76,706 while death toll grew to 1,451 people, or 1.9 percent of all the confirmed cases.
According to LETA's estimates, the cumulative 14-day Covid-19 incidence per 100,000 population is now 548.6.