800 more Covid cases in Latvia Tuesday

On Tuesday, September 28, Latvia recorded 804 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

Of the positive cases, 626 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 178 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 155,880. 

Of 25,902 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 3.1% were positive.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose again from 409.2 Monday to 427.4 Tuesday, taking morbidity even deeper into the 'dark red' or 'very high' risk classification. 

There was also confirmation of 11 more Covid-related deaths. The youngest of the deceased was in the 20-29 year age bracket, the oldest in the 80-89 year group.

The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 2,700.

There are currently 460 people being treated for Covid-19 symptoms in Latvian hospitals, of which number 61 are displaying serious symptoms.

On September 27 a total of 3,230 people received a first vaccination dose, while 1,537 received a second dose. In all, 836,007 people have completed a course of vaccination.

Meanwhile, in Estonia a similar number of cases was recorded and in Lithuania more than 1,200 cases were added to the total during the last 24 hours. 

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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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