Spread of COVID-19 in LatviaCurrent incidence in the week ending 03/28/2023: 9.4 new infections per 100,000 population
Since the beginning of the pandemic until March 28th, 2023, a total of 976,535 infected people and 6,286 deaths have been reported in Latvia.
The total of 976,535 infected people currently represents 51.19 percent of the total population. The number of new infections during the seven days preceding March 28th, 2023, was 180, for a 7-day incidence of 9.4 cases per 100,000 population. In the same week, seven people died from (or with) COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, this results in a mortality rate of about 0.6 percent in Latvia.
Current vaccination statusAccording to official WHO data, a total of 2.98 million vaccine doses have been administered as of March 19th, 2023. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 1.34 million people who have received at least one vaccination (70.5 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 550,329 people (28.9 percent).
1.30 million of these are considered fully vaccinated in Latvia (= 68.4 percent).
This means that Latvia is only in the middle of the field in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 92 countries.
Weight and size
|Body height||180 cm||168 cm|
|Weight||87.9 kg||74.5 kg|
|HIV / Aids||0.06%||0.03%|
* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.
* DTP is a combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.
In Latvia, 37.0 percent of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
The number of underweight newborns is 5 percent.
Medical suppliesThe medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Latvia is above average and also exceeds the average achieved in the EU countries. The country provides 5.5 hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.
With about 6,020 physicians in Latvia, there are about 3.19 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1,000 inhabitants and in the EU is 3.57.
Through medical care, the mortality rate of major known diseases can be reduced as far as possible. For example, only about 22 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.