10,000 Covid cases confirmed in 24 hour period in Latvia

There were more than 10,000 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed during the last 24 hours in Latvia, the first time that figure has been exceeded since the start of the pandemic.

There were 10,610 new cases confirmed February 2, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

Of those, 4,221 cases were recorded in unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated people, while 6,389 were fully vaccinated.

Of 27,869 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 38.1% were positive, a figure consistent with recent days. However, the 14-day cumulative morbidity rate per 100,000 population also reached a new record level, climbing from 4,898 Tuesday to 5,190 Wednesday.

Since the beginning of the pandemic 412,402 Covid-19 cases have been recorded among Latvia's 1.9 million population.

Sadly, 23 more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed February 2, the highest daily death toll of 2022 so far. The youngest of the victims was aged 40 to 49 years. Three of the dead were fully vaccinated. The total death toll since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 4,911.

Wednesday data from the National Health Service show 919 patients being treated in hospital (up from 886 Tuesday), of whom 507 have the primary diagnosis Covid-19. 153 patients were admitted and 107 discharged during the last 24 hours. 73 patients are displaying serious symptoms.

In the other Baltic states, Estonia recorded over 7,000 cases during the last 24 hours while Lithuania hit a new daily record over 12,000 daily 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 which includes current control measures.

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.

SPKC information phone (e.g., to find out more about the rules on self-isolation) +371 67387661.

There is also a website to register for vaccination, https://manavakcina.lv which includes an English-language version.

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

The Latvian Ministry of the Interior phone for questions on filling out the Covidpass.lv is +371 67219111.

For the latest rules on entry and exit rules for international travellers, see this webpage for details of the latest country-specific regulations.

The Facebook account of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is accessible here.

State Border Guard phone to get information on border crossing issues: +371 67075616.

Information about Covid-19 testing at Rīga Airport: https://www.riga-airport.com/for-passengers/covid-19-testing/en

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