290 new Covid cases, 5 deaths Monday in Latvia

On Monday, September 27, Latvia recorded 290 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

Of the total number of positive cases, 229 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 61 were fully vaccinated. Monday's case total is usually the lowest of the week due to a smaller number of tests being carried out on Sundays.

The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 155,076. 

Of 4,813 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 6 % were positive.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose from 401.1 Sunday to 409.2 Monday, taking morbidity even deeper into the 'dark red' or 'very high' risk classification. 

There was also confirmation of five more Covid-related deaths. All the deceased were over 50 years of age.

The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 2,689.

There are currently 392 people being treated for Covid-19 symptoms in Latvian hospitals, of which number 52 are displaying serious symptoms.

.14 dienu kumulatīvā saslimstība, uz 100 000 iedz.
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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. Also see this webpage for details of the latest country-specific entry regulations. 

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