244 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday in Latvia

Take note – story published 2 years ago

On Wednesday, June 9, Latvia recorded 244 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 135,388.  

Of 12,810 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, just 1.9% were positive, down again on the 2.0% rate of Tuesday.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants continued to decline, from 191.7 Tuesday to 183.7 Wednesday. It means the epidemiolgical risk is now classed as "high" instead of the "very high" of recent months.

Unfortunately there was confirmation of five more deaths as a result of Covid-19. The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 2,428.

According to the National Health Service, there are currently 339 patients being treated for Covid-19 symptoms in Latvia's hospitals. Of that number, 61 are dispalying serious symptoms. 

Meanwhile in Estonia 68 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed June 9, while in Lithuania there were 241 new cases.

Covid-19 information

You can find the latest Covid-19 statistics at this official website

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.

Use of nose and mouth coverings is compulsory in all public places indoors, including workplaces. Physical distancing and frequent hand washing and sanitary cleaning habits are encouraged.

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.

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.

Seen a mistake?

Select text and press Ctrl+Enter to send a suggested correction to the editor

Select text and press Report a mistake to send a suggested correction to the editor

Related articles


Most important