48 more Covid deaths Thursday in Latvia

Another 1,378 cases of Covid-19 infection were added to Latvia's total November 11, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). 

Of that number, 922 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 456 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 236,765.

Of the 15,562 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 8.9% were positive.

The 14-day cumulative morbidity rate per 100,000 population dropped substantially again from 1,405.2 Wednesday to 1323.8 Thursday, giving further evidence that the current infection wave is likely past its peak.

 

 

Sadly, 48 more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed. All were aged 40 years or over. Only three of the fatalities were fully vaccinated individuals. It is the second-highest daily death toll so far. The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 3,646.

 

Wednesday data show 1,464 patients being treated in hospital with 232 patients displaying serious symptoms.

Meanwhile in Estonia there were more than 1,100 new cases and 13 deaths in the last 24 hours and in Lithuania there were more than 2,600 cases and 25 deaths.

Latvian Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts pointed to one encouraging trend: the concerted vaccination drive of recent weeks has seen Latvia climb up the rankings of the world's most- and least-vaccinated European countries. Having once been near the bottom of the list, Latvia is now mid-placed and rising.

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 and in our story here.

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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