2,005 new Covid cases Thursday in Latvia

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On March 31, 2022, Latvia recorded 2,005 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

Of the newly-confirmed cases, 640 cases were recorded in unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated people, while 1,365 were fully vaccinated.

Out of 7.443 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 26.9% were positive. The 14-day cumulative incidence rate per 100,000 of the population declined further from 2,169 Wednesday to 1,997 Thursday. It is the first time that particular metric has been below 2,000 since January 20.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 798,895 Covid-19 cases have now been recorded among Latvia's 1.9 million population.

Unfortunately, 8 more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed. All fatalities were aged over 60 years. The total death toll since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 5,601.

Thursday hospital data from the National Health Service show 880 patients being treated in hospitals (down on 904 the previous day). 98 patients were admitted and 103 were discharged during the previous 24 hours. 28 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 8345 will​ no longer function after March 31

Another hotline – 8989  which allows people to both register for vaccination and receive answers to questions about the process of vaccination will continue to operate.

The number for medical emergencies is 113.

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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