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Covid case total increases by 78 in Latvia

On Wednesday, July 28, Latvia reported 78 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 138,650. 

Of 6,881 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1.1% were positive.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose from 31.8 Tuesday to 34.1 Wednesday.

Two Covid-related deaths were also confirmed, so the death toll since the start of the pandemic rises to 2,554.

The number of patients being treated for coronavirus symptoms in Latvia's hospitals rose from 39 on Tuesday to 46 on Wednesday. Of that number, 6 have serious symptoms.

Meanwhile in Estonia 173 new Covid cases were registered Wednesday and in Lithuania 337 new cases were recorded amid ever-clearer signs that another Covid-19 wave appears to be gathering force in the Baltic states. 

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.

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