12 more Covid deaths Thursday in Latvia

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On February 17, 2022, Latvia recorded nearly 11,600 new cases of Covid-19, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

Of 11,595 newly-confirmed cases, 4,302 cases were recorded in unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated people, while 7,293 were fully vaccinated.

Out of 26,943 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 43% were positive. The 14-day cumulative incidence rate per 100,000 of the population hit another all-time high, rising from 7,019 Wednesday to 7,112 Thursday. Since the beginning of the pandemic 556,891 Covid-19 cases have now been recorded among Latvia's 1.9 million population.

Unfortunately, 12 more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed. All victims were aged over 50 years. Five of the dead were fully vaccinated. The total death toll since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 5,073.

Wednesday hospital data from the National Health Service show exactly 1,200 patients being treated in hospitals (up on 1,197 on Tuesday). 154 patients were admitted and 160 discharged during the previous 24 hours. 70 patients were displaying serious symptoms.


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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