100 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday in Latvia

On Wednesday, June 30, Latvia recorded exactly 100 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

It is the first time in a week that the figure has been in three figures. 102 cases were recorded on June 23, the eve of the Midsummer holidays and it is to be hoped that the festivities will not result in more infections over coming days. 

The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 137,429.  

Of 8,694 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1.2% were positive, up slightly on the previous day's 0.8% rate.

Nevertheless the 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants continued to slowly decline, from 57.2 Tuesday to 54.2 Wednesday. 

Unfortunately there were also five more Covid-19 deaths confirmed Wednesday, so the death toll since the start of the pandemic rises to 2,513. The youngest victim was in the 30-39 years age bracket. 

In Estonia 36 new cases of coronavirus infection were confirmed Wednesday while Lithuania declared 40 new cases.

Covid-19 information

A summary in English of the latest Covid-19 situation including restrictions in place and rules on public assembly is available at this special government website.

You can find the latest Covid-19 statistics at this official website

The dedicated hotline for Covid-19 related inquiries (24 hours, 7 days a week) is 8345​. The number for medical emergencies is 113.

There is a Latvian language hotline 8989 which allows people to both register for vaccination and receive answers to questions about the process of vaccination.

There is also a website to register for vaccination, https://manavakcina.lv/ which includes an English-language version.  See this earlier story for a simple summary of what to do.

If you have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or you have fully recovered from a confirmed case of it, you can obtain a digital certificate attesting to your status at the website https://covid19sertifikats.lv/.

Latvia is also part of the European Union's wider Covid-19 certification scheme.

All arrivals to the country (including returnees) need to fill in an electronic declaration prior to coming to Latvia. It is available at the website covidpass.lv.

For the latest rules on entry and exit rules for international travellers, we have this summary.

Use of nose and mouth coverings, physical distancing and frequent hand washing and sanitary cleaning habits are encouraged.

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