445 new Covid cases, 19 deaths Friday in Latvia

Another 445 new cases of Covid-19 infection were added to Latvia's total on November 19, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). The relatively low number is explained by the fact that fewer tests were carried out on November 18 than usually on a Thursday, as it was a national holiday.

Of the 445 new cases, 318 cases were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 127 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 245,006. 

Of the 3,217 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 13.8% were positive. The 14-day cumulative morbidity rate per 100,000 population dipped from 935.0 Thursday to 862.3 Friday.

Unfortunately, 19 more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed. All of the victims were aged over 50 years. Two of the fatalities were fully vaccinated individuals. The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 3,920.

Thursday data show 1,084 patients being treated in hospital with 198 patients displaying serious symptoms.

Meanwhile in Estonia 447 new cases and 9 deaths were reported during the last 24 hours and in Lithuania the figures were over 1,700 cases and 17 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.

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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