2,000 Covid cases Monday in Latvia

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On March 14, 2022, Latvia recorded 2,097 new cases of Covid-19, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Monday's total is usually the lowest of the week due to a reduced number of tests conducted on Sundays.

Of the newly-confirmed cases, 633 cases were recorded in unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated people, while 1,464 were fully vaccinated.

Out of 4,872 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 43% were positive. The 14-day cumulative incidence rate per 100,000 of the population declined from 4,903 Sunday to 4,823 Monday. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 744,433 Covid-19 cases have now been recorded among Latvia's 1.9 million population.

Eight Covid-related deaths were also confirmed. All of the victims were aged over 70 years. Three were unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated. The total death toll since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 5,429.

Monday hospital data from the National Health Service show 1,127 patients being treated in hospitals (up on 1,048 Sunday). 116 patients were admitted and 21 were discharged during the previous 24 hours. 41 patients are 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 hotline: +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

For the latest rules on entry and exit for international travellers, see this webpage for details of the latest country-specific regulations.

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