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102 new Covid cases on Wednesday in Latvia

On Wednesday, June 23, Latvia recorded 102 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 137,077.  

Of 5,829 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1.7% were positive, a figure consistent with recent days.

Notably, the 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants continued its decline, from 96.7 Tuesday to 89.2 Wednesday. 

100 is the figure at which the epidemiological risk is rated "moderate" rather than "high". 

There were no more deaths from Covid-19 confirmed Wednesday. The death toll since the start of the pandemic remains at 2,497.

According to the National Health Service (NVD) there are currently 168 patients being treated for Covid-19 in Latvia's hospitals. Of that number, 40 have serious symptoms. 

The NVD also said that on June 22, 924 people were given a first vaccine shot while 5,622 people received a second dose. In all 501,043 people are now fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile Estonia reported 25 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday while in Lithuania the figure was 54 cases. No deaths from Covid were reported in the three Baltic states combined on Wednesday.

Covid-19 information

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

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.

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

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.

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