17 Covid deaths, 919 new cases Saturday in Latvia

Another 919 new cases of Covid-19 infection were added to Latvia's total on November 27, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

Of the new cases, 571 cases were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 348 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 251,925. 

Of the 10,245 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 9% were positive. The 14-day cumulative morbidity rate per 100,000 population fell from 678 Friday to 652 Saturday.

Seventeen more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed Saturday, and included one person aged 20-29 and one aged 30-39. All of the other victims were aged over 50 years. Two of the fatalities were fully vaccinated individuals. The total death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 4,130.

According to the SPKC, among recent deaths was a pregnant young mother who had been undergoing treatment at Rīga Stradiņš hospital for almost a month. The baby survived after "pregnancy had to be resolved earlier in order to try to save the mother". Two other pregnant women are among those currently being treated at the hospital, the SPKC added.

Friday data show 941 patients being treated in hospital with 178 patients displaying serious symptoms.

November 26 saw 2,455 people receiving a first vaccination against Covid-19 and 4,545 receiving a second dose. 1,174, 751 people have now completed a course of vaccination among Latvia's approximately 1.9 million population.


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.

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.

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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