533 new Covid cases, morbidity back above 300 per 100,000 population in Latvia

On Friday, September 17, Latvia recorded 533 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

Of the total number of positive cases, 426 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 107 were fully vaccinated. 

The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 149,614. 

Of 35,108 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1.5 % were positive.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose again from 297.6 Thursday to 307.1 Friday, the first time it has been above 300 since late May, and taking morbidity ever deeper into the 'dark red' or 'very high' risk classification, the highest of the four alert categories under the 'traffic light' system. 

Unfortunately, three more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed, all of persons in the age range 80-89 years. The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 2,635.

Meanwhile, in Estonia 532 new Covid cases were registered and in Lithuania 1,197 new cases were recorded.

.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, we have this summary. Also see this webpage for details of the latest country-specific entry regulations. 

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