Covid case total increases by 80 in Latvia

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On Friday, August 6, Latvia reported 80 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 139,284. 

Of 7,385 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1.1% were positive.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose from 45.4 Thursday to 47.6 Friday.

One Covid-related death was confirmed, of a person aged 80-89 so the death toll since the start of the pandemic rises to 2,559.

There are currently 51 people being treated for Covid-19 symptoms in Latvian hospitals, of which number 7 are categorised as having serious symptoms.

On August 5 a total of 2,593 people received a first vaccine dose and 1,508 received a second dose. In all 696,528 people have now completed a course of vaccination.

Meanwhile in Estonia 241 new Covid cases were registered Friday and in Lithuania 528 new cases were 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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