Of the total number of positive cases, 380 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 79 were fully vaccinated.
The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 145,402.
Of 52,580 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 0.9 % were positive.
The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose from 193.1 Tuesday to 204.2 Wednesday, taking morbidity above the 200 cases threshold and into the 'dark red' or 'very high' risk classification, the highest of the four alert categories under the 'traffic light' system.
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▫️veikti 52 580 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 459 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi, no tiem 380 nevakcinēti vai vakcinācijas kursu nepabeiguši, 79 vakcinēti;
▫️saņemti ziņojumi par 3 mirušajiem (viens cilvēks 70-79 gadu vecumā, divi 80-89 gadu vecumā).
Sadly, three more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed, all of persons aged 70-89 years. The death toll since the start of the pandemic stands at 2,595.
There are currently 206 patients receiving treatment for Covid-19 symptoms in Latvian hospitals. Of that number 30 are showing serious symptoms.
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.
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.