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Covid case total rises by 108 in Latvia

On Friday, June 18, Latvia recorded 108 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 136,652.  

Of 9,922 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1.1% were positive.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants continued its decline, from 125.8 Thursday to 117.8. 100 is the figure at which the epidemiological risk is rated "moderate" rather than "high". 

Unfortunately, there were also three more deaths from Covid-19 confirmed. The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 2,485.

Meanwhile in Estonia 56 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed Friday and in Lithuania the total was 72 cases.

Covid-19 information

You can find the latest Covid-19 statistics at this official website

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.

Use of nose and mouth coverings, physical distancing and frequent hand washing and sanitary cleaning habits are encouraged.

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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