For the second consecutive week Latvia shows the highest Covid-19 infection rate in the EU

For two weeks now Latvia remains ahead of other European Union and Eurozone member states when it comes to the Covid-19 infection rates, according to European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
On top of that, Latvia is now 3rd in Europe when it comes to mortality caused by Covid-19. Latvia has also exceeded its own anti-record with mortality – 178.8 cases per one million residents (156.2 in January).
Estimates from ECDC for the last two weeks show that Latvia’s cumulative infection rate per 100 000 residents has increased to 1640.6.
In Estonia the infection level in the last two weeks was 1 353.5 cases per 100 000 residents, followed by Lithuania with 1 320.3.
Romania is next after Baltic States with high infection rates with 1 060.5 cases per 100 000 residents.
According to ECDC estimates, infection rates have increased in all three Baltic States in the last three days. As of 27 October Latvia’s infection level is 1 764.4, Estonia’s is 1 478.2 and Lithuania’s – 1 382.1 per 100 000 residents.
The lowest two-week infection level in Europe is observed in Malta (37.3 per 100 000 residents). The average infection level in the EU and EEZ is 235.5 cases per 100 000 residents.
Latvia has also experienced an increase of its 14-day mortality index was 178.8 per one million residents.
Among EU and EEZ member states Latvia is third after Romania and Bulgaria. Compared to last week, Latvia is now ahead of Lithuania mortality-wise. Mortality in Lithuania is 69.1 and in Estonia it is 51.2. The average mortality index in the EU and EEZ is 23.8 cases per one million residents.
Latvia is also in the dark red zone of ECDC’s travel warning map. The dark red colour indicates a very high Covid-19 infection risk.
Estonia and Lithuania are also in this zone. Aside from Baltic States the dark red zone also include Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, as well as multiple regions in Greece, Slovakia, Austria, Ireland and Poland.