354 new Covid-19 cases Friday in Latvia

On Friday, September 3, Latvia recorded 354 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

Of the total number of positive cases, 282 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 72 were fully vaccinated.

The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 143,800. 

Of 26,960 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1.3 % were positive.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose from 147.6 Thursday to 159.3. That means the current Covid threat is rated 'red' or 'high' according to the official four-color traffic light system.

While 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants was the level at which the traffic lights changed from amber to red, the cumulative morbidity rate in Latvia has now exceeded 120, which was previously set as the level at which restrictions will again be strengthened. However, the government has yet to indicate any changes to the existing rules.

Four additional Covid-related death was confirmed, all of persons aged 70-89 years. The death toll since the start of the pandemic stands at 2,584.

On September 2, some 2,296 people received a first vaccine shot and 1,970 received a second dose. 768,038 people have now completed a course of vaccination.

There are currently 170 patients being treated for Covid-19 symptoms in Latvian hospitals, of which number 27 are displaying serious symptoms.

Meanwhile, in Estonia 346 new Covid cases were registered and in Lithuania 819 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. Also see this webpage for details of the latest country-specific entry regulations. 

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