Riga, August 26, LETA. In the past two weeks, Latvia has dropped to 25th place among the 30 countries of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) with the highest infection rates with Covid-19, according to data compiled by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
For the previous two weeks, Latvia was in 24th place.
ECDC estimates of the situation in the previous two weeks from 9 to 22 August show that the cumulative morbidity per 100,000 population in Latvia has risen to 85.13, but it is still lower than in most EU and EEA countries.
The highest incidence rates in the EU and EEA countries remain in Cyprus at 602.6 cases per 100,000 population, followed by Ireland, France and Greece with more than 400 cases. The lowest incidence rate is in Poland with 7 cases per 100,000 population. The average incidence rate in the EU and EEA is currently 204.6 cases per 100,000 population.
In Estonia, the infection rate per 100,000 population has risen to 293.7 cases in the last two weeks, and in Lithuania to 277.9 cases, according to ECDC data.
In Latvia, the 14-day mortality rate with diagnosed Covid-19 has increased and at the end of the previous week it was 5.2 cases per one million inhabitants. We are currently 16th among the EU and EEA countries in this respect. The highest mortality with diagnosed Covid-19 per one million population in the last two weeks was in Cyprus – 47.3 cases.
The corresponding figure is 23.3 in Lithuania and 6 in Estonia.
For the second week in a row, Latvia is in the orange zone of the travel warning card created by ECDC, which indicates to travelers an average risk of Covid-19 infection. Estonia and Lithuania are in the red area of this map.
Only Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania are currently in the green zone, indicating a low risk of infection.
The dark red area, which indicates a very high risk of infection, includes Cyprus, as well as several regions in France, Greece and Ireland.
The Travel Alert Card is designed to make it easier for travelers to understand the level of infection in different parts of Europe.