46 new Covid cases added Tuesday in Latvia

On Tuesday, July 6, Latvia reported 46 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 137,699.  

Of 8,803 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 0.5% were positive, consistent with the rate of recent days.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants continued its decline, from 42.4 Monday to 38.2 Tuesday.

There were also three additional Covid-19 deaths confirmed Tuesday. The death toll since the start of the pandemic stands at 2,531.

90 patients are currently being treated for coronavirus symptoms in Latvia's hospitals, of which number 16 have serious symptoms.

On July 5 a first vaccination was received by 2,982 people, while 3,138 received a second dose. Both two-dose and single-dose vaccines are being used. In all 578,950 people have now completed a course of vaccination in Latvia. 

Meanwhile 50 cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Estonia Tuesday and in Lithuania the figure was 40 cases.

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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