In Latvia, mortality with diagnosed Covid-19 is higher than the EU / EEA average

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However, despite the rapid rise in morbidity, it is lower in the Baltic States than the European average.

ECDC estimates of the situation in the previous two weeks from 3 to 16 January show that the mortality rate with diagnosed Covid-19 in Latvia has risen slightly again, reaching 87.5 cases per million population, and that Latvia is still in seventh place in the 30 EU / EEA countries. in the middle with the highest mortality. The highest mortality rate is recorded in Bulgaria, where the number of deaths exceeds 150 per million inhabitants. Poland and Croatia follow with more than 120 deaths per million inhabitants.

The average mortality rate diagnosed with Covid-19 in the EU and EEA at that time was 48.5 cases per million population.

In the rest of the Baltic States, the mortality rate has remained below the EU average. In Lithuania, the mortality rate in the previous two weeks was 40.1 cases per million population and Lithuania ranks 15th among EU / EEA countries. In Estonia, on the other hand, the number of deaths is 33.1 per million population and it is currently ranked 17th among EU / EEA countries in terms of mortality from diagnosed with Covid-19.

At the same time, despite the recent rapid increase, the level of Covid-19 infection in Latvia has been lower than in the EU / EEA countries on average since November last year.

In Latvia, the cumulative morbidity per 100,000 population from 3 to 16 January was 1403.4 cases, but in the EU / EEA countries it is 2620.6 cases on average.

Latvia currently ranks 23rd among 30 EU / EEA countries in terms of the incidence of Covid-19.

In the previous two weeks, the incidence rate in Lithuania was 1,816.3 cases per 100,000 population, while in Estonia it was 1,592.7 cases. Lithuania ranks 20th in terms of morbidity, while Estonia ranks 21st among EU / EEA countries. However, the incidence of Covid-19 continues to rise sharply in all Baltic countries this week.

The highest incidence in the EU / EEA in the last two weeks has been in Ireland, with 5874.8 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 population. The threshold of 5,000 cases is also exceeded in Cyprus, France and Denmark, while the threshold of 4,000 cases is exceeded in Iceland and Portugal.

In the last two weeks in Latvia, the infection rate among the population aged 65 and over was 443 cases per 100,000 population, and we are in the 19th place among the EU / EEA countries in this indicator. The EU / EEA average is 944.7 cases per 100,000 population.

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