Covid case total increases by 62 in Latvia

On Wednesday, July 21, Latvia reported 62 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 138,300.

Of 6,771 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 0.9% were positive.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants ticked up again from 28.5 Tuesday to 29.2 Wednesday.

Sadly, two Covid-related deaths were also reported Wednesday, with one victim aged aged 40-49 years and the other 90-99 years. The death toll since the start of the pandemic stands at 2,550.

On July 20, 57 patients were being treated in Latvian hospitals for coronavirus symptoms.

The number of fully completed vaccinations in the country stood at 642,317 on July 20. 

Meanwhile 96 cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Estonia Wednesday while in Lithuania 176 new cases were recorded, the biggest number since early June.

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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