23 Covid-19 deaths Saturday in Latvia

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On March 12, 2022, Latvia recorded 6,525 new cases of Covid-19, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

Of the newly-confirmed cases, 2,308 cases were recorded in unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated people, while 4,217 were fully vaccinated.

Out of 14,444 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 45.2% were positive. The 14-day cumulative incidence rate per 100,000 of the population declined from 5,235 Friday to 5046.0 Saturday. Since the beginning of the pandemic 729,609 Covid-19 cases have now been recorded among Latvia's 1.9 million population.

Sadly, 23 Covid-related deaths were also confirmed. All victims were aged 50 years or older. Nine of the dead were fully vaccinated. The total death toll since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 5,419.

Saturday hospital data from the National Health Service show 972 patients being treated in hospitals (down on Friday's 1,082). 123 patients were admitted and 208 were discharged during the previous 24 hours. 37 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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