16 Covid deaths confirmed Monday in Latvia

Another 423 cases of Covid-19 infection were added to Latvia's tally November 8, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Monday's figure is generally the lowest of the week due to a reduced number of tests being carried out on Sundays.

Of that 423 total, 263 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 160 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 232,247.

Of the 5,419 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 7.8% were positive.

The 14-day cumulative morbidity rate per 100,000 population dropped again from 1545.0 Sunday to 1520.5 Monday, further raising hopes that the current infection wave may be past its peak, even while the level remains very high.

Unfortunately 16 more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed. All were aged 40 years or over. 14 of the victims were unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated while two were fully vaccinated. 

The death toll since the start of the pandemic passed the 3,500 mark as a result of the latest fatalities and now stands at 3,515.

Monday data show a record-high 1,605 patients being treated in hospital with 236 patients displaying serious symptoms. 

Meanwhile in Estonia there were nearly 800 cases and five deaths in the last 24 hours and in Lithuania there were more than 1,400 cases and 17 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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