37 Covid deaths, 1,388 new cases Friday in Latvia

Another 1,388 cases of Covid-19 infection were added to Latvia's total November 12, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). 

Of that number, 921 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 467 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 238,153.

Of the 16,707 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 8.3% were positive.

The 14-day cumulative morbidity rate per 100,000 population dropped substantially again from 1,323.8 Thursday to 1251.5 Friday, providing further evidence that the current infection wave is likely past its peak.

Sadly, 37 more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed, with four of the victims under the age of 50. Six of the fatalities were fully vaccinated individuals. The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 3,683.

Thursday data show 1,418 patients being treated in hospital with 237 patients displaying serious symptoms.

Meanwhile in Estonia there were more than 1,000 new cases and 12 deaths in the last 24 hours and in Lithuania there were more than 2,600 cases and 14 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 and in our story here.

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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