189 new Covid cases Monday in Latvia

On Monday, September 20, Latvia recorded 189 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Monday's figure is usually the lowest of the week due to a smaller number of tests being conducted on Sundays.

Of the total number of positive cases, 138 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 51 were fully vaccinated. 

The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic passed the 150,000 mark on Saturday and now stands at 150,749. 

Of 4,785 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 3.9 % were positive.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose slightly from 319.1 Sunday to 323.1 Monday, keeping morbidity in the 'dark red' or 'very high' risk classification, the highest of the four alert categories under the 'traffic light' system. 

Sadly, five more Covid-related deaths were confirmed Monday. The youngest of those who died was in the 50-59 years age bracket.

The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 2,645.

There are currently 351 people being treated for Covid-19 symptoms in Latvian hospitals, of which number 44 are displaying serious symptoms.

Over the weekend of September 18-19, a total of 1,739 people received a first vaccine dose and 1,416 received a second dose. In all 805,595 people in Latvia have now completed a full course of vaccination.

Meanwhile, in Estonia 366 new Covid cases were registered and in Lithuania 745 new cases were recorded.

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

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