349 new Covid cases, 17 deaths Monday in Latvia

An additional 349 new cases of Covid-19 infection were added to Latvia's total on November 22, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). The relatively low number is explained by the fact that fewer tests are carried out on Sundays than during the rest of the week.

Of the new cases, 218 cases were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 131 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 246,465. 

Of the 4,305 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 8.1% were positive. The 14-day cumulative morbidity rate per 100,000 population fell very slightly from 754.9 Sunday to 751.0 Monday.

Unfortunately, 17 more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed and tragically included one person in the 10-19 years age bracket. All of the other victims were aged over 50 years. Two of the fatalities were fully vaccinated individuals. The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 3,967.

Sunday data show 1,091 patients being treated in hospital with 189 patients displaying serious symptoms.

Meanwhile in Estonia 403 new cases and 11 deaths were reported during the last 24 hours and in Lithuania the figures were 851 new cases and 23 deaths.


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. You are allowed to break lockdown to travel to and from vaccination.

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, see this webpage for details of the latest country-specific entry regulations.

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