5,789 new Covid cases confirmed Saturday in Latvia

For a second day in a row, nearly 6,000 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in Latvia on January 22.

Saturday brought 5,789 new confirmed cases, only slightly fewer than the record 5,972 new cases Friday, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

Of 26,854 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 21.6% were positive. The 14-day cumulative morbidity rate per 100,000 population climbed further into uncharted territory from 2,111 Friday to 2,321 Saturday. 

Since the begining of the pandemic 330,788 Covid cases have been recorded among Latvia's 1.9 million population.

Nine more Covid-related deaths were confirmed, though these were dated January 20, with the SPKC continuing to say it was experiencing "technical complications" with its data.

Saturday's data from the National Health Service show 663 patients being treated in hospital with 88 patients admitted and exactly the same number discharged during the last 24 hours. 87 patients are displaying serious symptoms.

In the other Baltic states, Estonia had a record-high 4,783 new cases and 4 deaths confirmed during the last 24 hours while Lithuania had 5,735 new cases and 17 deaths.

 

 

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 which includes current control measures.

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.

SPKC information phone (e.g., to find out more about the rules on self-isolation) +371 67387661.

There is also a website to register for vaccination, https://manavakcina.lv which includes an English-language version.

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

The Latvian Ministry of the Interior phone for questions on filling out the Covidpass.lv is +371 67219111.

For the latest rules on entry and exit rules for international travellers, see this webpage for details of the latest country-specific regulations.

The Facebook account of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is accessible here.

State Border Guard phone to get information on border crossing issues: +371 67075616.

Information about Covid-19 testing at Rīga Airport: https://www.riga-airport.com/for-passengers/covid-19-testing/en

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