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25 new Covid-19 cases confirmed Monday in Latvia

On Monday, July 19, Latvia reported 25 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 138,184.

Of 3,316 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 0.8% were positive. Monday's figures are usually the lowest of the week in absolute terms as fewer tests are generally carried out on Sundays.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants ticked up very slightly from 27.9 Sunday to 28.0 Monday, still just above the level of 20 cases per 100,000 inhabitants which is officially classed as "low risk" under the government's four-color warning system.

One Covid-related death was also reported Monday, of someone aged just 30-39 years. The death toll since the start of the pandemic stands at 2,544.

Meanwhile 34 cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Estonia Monday while in Lithuania 60 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.

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