479 new Covid cases on Monday in Latvia

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On Monday, October 4, Latvia recorded 479 daily cases of Covid-19 infection. The figure is below the 1,000-plus cases of recent days, but only because far fewer tests are carried out on Sundays. Mondays generally bring the lowest case total of the week as a result, which suggests coming days will be extremely trying for medics. 

Of the positive cases, 359 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 120 were fully vaccinated.

The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 162,120.

Of 5,242 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 9.1% were positive. For the rest of the week, the number of tests each day is expected to be in excess of 20,000. 

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants continued to rise steeply from 585.3 Sunday to 600.6 Monday. Having taken six days to rise from 400 to 500 cases per 100,000, it has taken just three more days to reach 600 cases.

Sadly, there was also confirmation of two more Covid-related deaths. Both of the deceased were aged between 70 and 89 years.

The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 2,743.

With the infection wave continuing to strengthen, the level of hospitalizations continues to be a focus of attention. According to the latest available figures there are 585 people being treated for Covid-19 symptoms in Latvian hospitals, of which number 59 are displaying serious symptoms.

Meanwhile, the epidemiological situation in the other Baltic states is equally concerning. In Estonia 540 new cases were recorded and Lithuania recorded more than 1,100 cases during the last 24 hours. 

.14 dienu kumulatīvā saslimstība, uz 100 000 iedz.
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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, see this webpage for details of the latest country-specific entry regulations. 

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