As reported Press.lv portal, the epidemiologist said that given the period of incubation of the virus, as well as the time it took patients to seek medical help and obtain a result, the current statistics show the epidemiological situation around December 24-30.
He noted that an increase in the incidence is observed in all age groups, except for children. The strongest is in the socially active group, among adolescents and among adults under the age of 49.
Patients can indicate the source of infection in 46% of cases. At the same time, he noted that the number of new cases in medical institutions is decreasing, but social care centers are also affected by the virus.
“Not typical for the past weeks, we see that there has been an increase in the number of new cases associated with attending private parties where there were contacts and the infection spread. Last week, at least 275 of them were registered. This is significantly more than we have seen before, “the epidemiologist admitted, noting that this means that people ignored the prohibitions and went to visit each other on the Christmas weekend.
“Failure to respect the distancing benefits the virus. The risk of infection depends not only on how close we are to the possible source of infection, but how much time we spent with it. Indoor risks are higher. You need to be careful in public places where there are many people, where the air is common. And you need to spend as little time as possible in such places, ”Perevoshchikov recommends.
We remind you that on November 9, an emergency regime began to operate in Latvia and various restrictions were introduced. Later, it was decided to extend the emergency until February 7. Along with this, a decision was made to introduce a curfew – from ten in the evening to five in the morning. Earlier, on December 17, additional restrictions on trade and services were introduced.
In early December, due to the overload caused by Covid-19, an emergency was declared in the Latvian health system, which will allow hospital managers to better organize work if there is an influx of “covid” patients.
In the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, with limited access to artificial lung ventilation devices, Latvian doctors will decide which of the patients to save and who not. No live queue. These recommendations were accepted by the Society of Physicians, Russian Broadcasting LTV7 reported in October.
To achieve collective immunity to Covid-19, it is necessary that, according to various estimates, 60-80% of residents – all residents, become immune to infections. Latvia is unlikely to be able to do this – partly because of the vaccines chosen and the population structure, and also because of the high proportion of those who are not going to be vaccinated. The program “Personal File” on LTV7 tells about it.
Despite the vaccination campaigns just begun, quarantine measures in the EU countries are likely to remain in place for a long time. The European Commission, which is responsible for centralized procurement of vaccines for the entire EU, initially relied on not the most successful drugs, contracts for the purchase of successful ones were concluded too late – and ordered less than was possible. The EU member states also cannot agree with the manufacturers of these vaccines directly, bypassing the European Commission.
However, later it was decided to make another purchase. Thanks to this, Latvia will be able to receive up to 1.4 million additional doses of BionTech / Pfizer vaccine
Latvia began vaccination of the first risk groups (and these are doctors and other specialists in contact with patients with coronavirus) together with the whole of Europe on December 27, having received 9750 doses of BioNTech / Pfizer vaccine in the first delivery, and in the second, last week, another 13 650 doses … On January 11, another Pfizer shipment took place in a slightly smaller amount, 6,825 doses. Moderna vaccine will be delivered to Latvia every two weeks, its first delivery is expected next week – and will amount to 1000 doses.
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