Covid case total increases by 38 on Friday in Latvia

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On Friday, July 23, Latvia reported 28 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 138,386.

Of 7,985 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 0.5% were positive.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants inched up very slightly from 28.9 Thursday to 29.1 Friday.

No Covid-related deaths were reported Friday, so the death toll since the start of the pandemic stays at 2,549.

On July 23, 50 patients were being treated in Latvian hospitals for coronavirus symptoms. Of that number, 9 have serious symptoms.

The number of fully completed vaccinations in the country stood at 655,291 on July 22. 

Meanwhile 84 cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Estonia Friday while in Lithuania a worrying surge continued with 233 new cases recorded.


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, 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

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

For the latest rules on entry and exit rules for international travellers, we have this summary.

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