1,255 Covid cases, 27 deaths Sunday in Latvia

A further 1,255 new cases of Covid-19 infection were added to Latvia's tally November 7, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

Of that total, 861 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 394 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 231,824.

Of 8,434 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 14.9% were positive, almost twice the rate of the previous day, though it should be noted that far fewer tests were performed during the last 24 hours, which may help explain the difference.

The 14-day cumulative morbidity rate per 100,000 population dropped again from 1597.7 Saturday to 1545.0 Sunday, boosting hopes that the current infection wave may be past its peak.

Unfortunately 27 more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed, one fewer than the previous day. All were aged 40 years or over. 23 of the victims were unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated while four were fully vaccinated. 

The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 3,499.

Saturday data show 1,488 patients being treated in hospital (down on 1,532 on Friday) with 215 patients displaying serious symptoms. 

Meanwhile in Estonia there were nearly 1,000 cases and 15 deaths in the last 24 hours and in Lithuania there were more than 2,000 cases and 25 deaths.

 

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 and in our story here.

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. You are allowed to break lockdown to travel to and from vaccination.

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, see this webpage for details of the latest country-specific entry regulations.

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