Posts tagged as newborns

Lowest-ever number of births predicted in Latvia in 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020

An all-time low number of newborns is expected in Latvia this year, and COVID-19 crisis will certainly not improve birth rates, said demographer Ilmārs Mežs in an interview to Latvian Radio September 17. Mežs said that this year the number of newborns could be around 18,000, and will be the lowest figure of all time since the twenties of last century, when such statistics began to be compiled. Eurostat forecasts show that…

66.2% of babies born in Latvia last year were healthy

Monday, July 30, 2018

66.2 % of newborns were born healthy last year, according to the Center for Disease Prevention and Control writes LETA/BNS. Healthy newborns are those born without any chronic medical conditions, organ and body systems function without pathology, and physical developments are normal, the center informs. Out of the 19,126 babies born in Latvia last year, 12,652 were born healthy. Meanwhile, 30.9% of babies born in Latvia had chronic medical conditions,…