Most cases of Covid-19 so far in Riga, Jurmala and Jelgava; altogether 197 sufferers – in Latvia – News

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197 people are ill with Covid-19 in Latvia.

So far, Covid-19 has also been found in Talsi, Tukums, Iecava, Ķegums, Aloja, Mārupe, Rūjiena, Rezekne Limbaži, Stopiņi, Krimulda, Sēja, Sigulda, Carnikava, Garkalne, Cesis, Smiltene, Aizkraukle, Ogre, Vecumnieki, Bauska, Ozol, Olaine, Kekava, Babite, Salaspils, Grobina, Kuldiga and Ventspils regions, as well as in Liepaja, Rezekne, Jekabpils, Daugavpils.

For the first time in the past day, cases of infection were found in Koceni county.

Of a total of 197 Covid-19 patients identified, 60 are between 30 and 39 years old and 44 are between 20 and 29 years old. SPCC data show that no new Covid-19 patients aged 20 to 29 have been identified in the last 24 hours.

In contrast, in the age group of 40 to 49 years, five new infections were detected during the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of patients to 42.

There is also an increase in the elderly, with three young patients between the ages of 50 and 59, resulting in 17 infected patients,

while in the over-60s there are a total of 19 cases, which is two more than the previous day.

The lowest incidence was found in the age group up to 19 years, with one new case in the age group up to nine years in the last 24 hours. Thus, a total of 15 Covid-19 infections have been identified in the age group up to 19 years.

Uga Dumpis, senior specialist in infectology at the Ministry of Health (VM), explains on Twitter that

The incidence of morbidity in Latvia is similar to that in countries where intensive testing is also performed on mild symptomatic patients – South Korea, Germany – and indicates an early stage of the epidemic.

From March 13 to April 14, a state of emergency has been announced in Latvia in connection with the Covid-19 virus, during which time a series of restrictive measures have been taken to limit the spread of the virus.

Dumpis previously explained to LETA that the highest incidence in these age groups is “first and foremost among the young and the mobile, who then infect the elderly while sitting at home”.

“Just like in Germany, where younger people are still ill and they are being found, tested and contacted all the time – this way the infection does not reach the elderly,” the infectologist said.

Thus, the expert pointed out that Latvia’s strategy would be to focus more on the youngest infected until they were able to infect the senior.

Covid-19 has been confirmed in 17 more people in the last 24 hours, resulting in a total of 197 people in the country.

From March 13 to April 14, a state of emergency has been announced in Latvia in connection with the Covid-19 virus, during which time a series of restrictive measures have been taken to limit the spread of the virus.



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