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44 new Covid-19 cases in Latvia, no deaths

On Thursday, July 22, Latvia reported 44 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 138,344.

Of 6,779 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 0.6% were positive.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants ticked down from 29.2 Wednesday to 28.9 Thursday.

No Covid-related deaths were reported Thursday, so the death toll since the start of the pandemic stays at 2,549.

On July 21, 55 patients were being treated in Latvian hospitals for coronavirus symptoms.

The number of fully completed vaccinations in the country stood at 646,485 on July 21. 

Meanwhile 121 cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Estonia Thursday while in Lithuania 193 new cases were recorded, the biggest number since early June.

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.

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