Eleven more Covid deaths confirmed Friday in Latvia

On December 17, a further 841 new cases of Covid-19 infection were added to Latvia's total, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

Of the new cases, 453 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 388 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 265,806. 

Of the 11,357 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 7.4% were positive. The 14-day cumulative morbidity rate per 100,000 population rose for a second day in a row from 505.1 Thursday to 511.4 Friday.

 

 

Unfortunately, 11 more Covid-related deaths were confirmed for a second day in a row. All of the fatalities were aged 40 years or over and two of the dead were fully vaccinated. The total death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 4,430.

Thursday data show 523 patients being treated in hospital with 95 displaying serious symptoms.

December 16 saw 1,295 first vaccinations, 978 second vaccinations and 7,574 third booster vaccinations carried out in Latvia. So far 1,298,344 people have received at least one vaccination in Latvia according to National Health Service figures.

In Estonia the last 24 hours brought 603 cases and 5 deaths while in Lithuania there were 1,558 cases and 8 deaths.

 

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 which includes current control measures.

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.

SPKC information phone (e.g., to find out more about the rules on self-isolation) +371 67387661.

There is also a website to register for vaccination, https://manavakcina.lv which includes an English-language version.

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

The Latvian Ministry of the Interior phone for questions on filling out the Covidpass.lv is +371 67219111.

For the latest rules on entry and exit rules for international travellers, see this webpage for details of the latest country-specific regulations.

The Facebook account of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is accessible here.

State Border Guard phone to get information on border crossing issues: +371 67075616.

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