Covid case total rises by 37 in Latvia

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On Thursday, July 15, Latvia reported 37 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 138,041.

Of 6,651 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 0.6% were positive, consistent with the roughly 0.5% rate over the last two weeks.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants again ticked down from 30.4 Wednesday to 28.6 Thursday, edging ever closer to the level of 20 cases per 100,000 inhabitants which is officially classed as "low risk" under the government's four-color warning system.

There was one additional Covid-19 death confirmed Thursday. The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 2,541.

On Wednesday 68 patients were being treated for Covid-19 symptoms in Latvian hospitals, while the number of people who have completed a course of vaccination reached 625,791.

Meanwhile 64 cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Estonia Thursday while in Lithuania more than 100 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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