She reminded that the incubation period of the virus can reach 14 days, so it is not always possible to obtain complete and objective information about the patient’s illness during hospitalization.
“Currently, the reality in Latvia is that even after a few days in the ward and treatment, the patient has [laika] “The shift turned out to be Covid-19,” Cipule said.
In light of this consideration, it is also not possible for the NMPD to compile timely statistics on the number of Covid-19 patients admitted to hospital on a given day. Recently, however, an average of about 25-30 people with Covid-19 have been hospitalized or suspected of having NMPD on a daily basis, the service director said.
She noted that approximately 10-20% of Covid-19 patients are hospitalized worldwide. “If these figures are added together and it is calculated that a patient with Covid-19 will be treated for at least two weeks in cases where the situation leads to pneumonia, then [redzam, ka] “These challenges are really huge,” Tsipule said, adding that compliance with established restrictions in society is the most important precondition for limiting the spread of the virus.
Nine NMPD employees have Covid-19
Nine employees of the Emergency Medical Service (NMPD) are currently ill with Covid-19, but about 20 are in quarantine, Niend’s director Lien Cipule told Latvia Morning Television this morning.
She noted that the number of quarantine employees is constantly changing. No medical doctor was infected with Covid-19 from patients, only one was infected by a colleague, but all others contracted the infection outside of working hours, Tsipule said.
She added that personal protective equipment is used very strictly in the service.
Cipule assessed that, in general, the incidence of NMPD with Covid-19 is very well controlled.
A total of 4,893 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Latvia so far, but 63 people have died from the disease, according to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CPDC).
Last week, 1,288 cases of Covid-19 were detected in Latvia, up 57.4% from a week earlier, Yuri Perevoshchikov, director of the Infectious Diseases Risk Analysis and Prevention Department, told a news conference on Monday.