Of the total number of positive cases, 494 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 102 were fully vaccinated.
The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 149,081.
Of 32,915 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1.8 % were positive.
The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose again from 284.1 Wednesday to 297.6 Thursday, 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.
📈 Pēdējo 24h laikā:— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) September 16, 2021
▫️veikti 32 915 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 596 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi, no tiem 494 nevakcinēti vai vakcinācijas kursu nepabeiguši, 102 vakcinēti;
Unfortunately, four more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed, all of persons in the age range 60-99 years. The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 2,632.
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.
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.