Of the total number of positive cases, 545 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 129 were fully vaccinated.
The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 151,917.
Of 27,216 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 2.5 % were positive.
The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose from 332.8 Tuesday to 344.1 Wednesday, taking morbidity 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 22, 2021
▫️veikti 27 216 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 674 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi, no tiem 545 nevakcinēti vai vakcinācijas kursu nepabeiguši, 129 vakcinēti;
Sadly, there was also news of 7 more Covid-related deaths. The deceased were all aged between 60 and 99 years.
The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 2,665.
There are currently 357 people being treated for Covid-19 symptoms in Latvian hospitals, of which number 45 are displaying serious symptoms.
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.