43 more Covid deaths recorded Tuesday in Latvia

A total of 1,884 new cases of Covid-19 infection were added to Latvia's tally November 2, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

Of that number, 1,241 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 643 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 221,795.

Of 21,789 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 8.6% were positive. The 14-day cumulative morbidity rate per 100,000 population remained almost unchanged from 1745.3 Monday to 1746.9 Tuesday.

Sadly 43 more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed, the third-highest daily death toll of the pandemic. The youngest of the victims were in the 30-39 years age bracket and the oldest in the 90-99 years age bracket. All but three of the fatalities were unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated.

The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 3,309.

The level of hospitalizations continues to be a key indicator as hospitals are stretched to full capacity. Tuesday data show 1,578 patients being treated in hospital (slightly down on Monday's record 1,592 patients) with 188 displaying serious symptoms.

Meanwhile in Estonia more than 1,500 cases and ten deaths were recorded Tuesday and in Lithuania the figures were more than 2,000 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 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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