Two thirds of Covid-19 victims in Latvia have been at least 75 years old

  • 2020-04-24
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Eight of the 12 Covid-19 victims in Latvia have been at least 75 years old, while the rest were 50-59 years old, according to the Center for Disease Prevention and Control.

The first Covid-19 victim was a 99-year old woman with underlying chronic diseases and she died on April 3. She is also the oldest Covid-19 victim in Latvia. Two patients were 85-89 years old, two 80-84 years old, and three were 75-79 years old.

Three Covid-19 victimes were 50-54 years old, and one - 55-59 years old. Thus, so far there are no victims in Latvia younger than 50 years.

Also, 11 of the 12 victims had underlying diseases, according to SPKC. 

Ten people died in hospitals, while others died outside hospitals.

As reported, another Covid-19 patient passed away in hospital in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of coronavirus deaths in Latvia to 12, according to the latest data from the Center for Disease Prevention and Control.

Of the 2,039 Covid-19 tests carried out in the past 24 hours six came back positive. 

This brings the total number of Covid-19 tests carried out in Latvia so far to 43,080, and the number of confirmed coronavirus cases to 784.