419 new Covid-19 cases in Latvia Saturday

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On Saturday, September 11, Latvia recorded 419 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), almost the same figure as the 490 cases on Thursday. 

Of the total number of positive cases, 351 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 68 were fully vaccinated.

The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 146,800. 

Of 40,979 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1 % were positive.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose again from 238.4 Friday to 247.0 Saturday, taking morbidity deeper into the 'dark red' or 'very high' risk classification, the highest of the four alert categories under the 'traffic light' system. 

Unfortunately, five more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed, of persons in the age range 60-99 years. The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 2,607.

On September 10, a total of 2,565 people received a first vaccination dose and 2,420 received a second dose. In all, 786,931 people have now completed a course of vaccination.

238 patients are currently being treated for Covid-19 symptoms in Latvian hospitals. Of that number, 24 are displaying serious symptoms.

Meanwhile, in Estonia 493 new Covid cases were registered and in Lithuania more than 1,000 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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