Another 991 new cases of Covid-19 infection were added to Latvia's total Tuesday, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
The new cases were almost evenly split between 497 unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 494 who were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 268,456.
📈 Pēdējo 24h laikā:— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) December 21, 2021
▫️veikti 11 282 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēts 991 jauns inficēšanās gadījums, no tiem 497 nevakcinēti vai vakcinācijas kursu nepabeiguši, 494 vakcinēti;
Of 11,282 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 8.8% were positive. The 14-day cumulative morbidity rate per 100,000 population rose slightly from 523.2 Monday to 530.2 Tuesday.
Sadly, 12 more Covid-related deaths were confirmed. All of the fatalities were aged 40 years or over and two of the dead were fully vaccinated. The total death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 4,466.
Tuesday data show 512 patients being treated in hospital with 81 displaying serious symptoms.
🏥 Aktuālā statistika par stacionāros esošo Covid-19 pacientu ārstēšanu. Kopā stacionāros ārstējas 512 pacienti: 431 ar vidēji smagu slimības gaitu; 81 ar smagu slimības gaitu. Jauni gadījumi - 71. Pēdējo 24h laikā izrakstīti 87 pacienti. pic.twitter.com/6V9ZhfjHjB— NVD (@VMNVD) December 21, 2021
December 20 saw 1,015 people getting a first vaccine shot, 1,139 getting a second shot and 5,373 getting a third booster shot. So far 1.3 million people of Latvia's 1.9 million population have received at least one Covid vaccine.
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