Another 9,000 Covid cases and 18 deaths in Latvia

Latvia recorded over 9,000 cases for the second day in a row on January 27.

Thursday brought 9,087 new confirmed cases according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), second only to Wednesday's 9,143 cases. 

Of 25,893 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, over a third (35.1%) were positive. The 14-day cumulative morbidity rate per 100,000 population also surged to a record level, climbing from 3,239 Wednesday ti 3,584.4 Thursday, by far the highest figure of the pandemic. 

Since the beginning of the pandemic 363,821 Covid cases have been recorded among Latvia's 1.9 million population.

Eighteen more Covid-related deaths were confirmed, the youngest of the victims aged 30 to 39 years. Seven of the dead were fully vaccinated. The total death toll since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 4,846.

Thursday data from the National Health Service show 760 patients being treated in hospital (down on 761 the previous day) with 98 patients admitted and 75 discharged during the last 24 hours. 67 patients are displaying serious symptoms.

In the other Baltic states, Estonia recorded over 6,000 new cases during the last 24 hours while Lithuania hit a record high five-digit figure of over 10,000 cases.

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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