Five Covid deaths and over 3,700 cases in Latvia Monday

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Latvia recorded 3,775 new cases of Covid-19 on January 31, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Monday's figures are usually the lowest in the week due to fewer tests carried out on Sundays.

Of those, 1,376 cases were recorded in unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated people, while 2,399 were fully vaccinated.

Of 9,411 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 40.1% were positive. The 14-day cumulative morbidity rate per 100,000 population continued to surge to record levels, climbing from 4,500 Sunday to 4,617.0 Monday. 

 

Since the beginning of the pandemic 392,764 Covid-19 cases have been recorded among Latvia's 1.9 million population.

Sadly, five more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed, all of the persons aged 60 years or over. Two of the dead were fully vaccinated. The total death toll since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 4,873.

Sunday data from the National Health Service show 809 patients being treated in hospital (up on 753 the previous day) with 88 patients admitted and 22 discharged during the last 24 hours. 76 patients are displaying serious symptoms.

In the other Baltic states, Estonia recorded nearly 5,000 cases during the last 24 hours while Lithuania had over 5,700 cases.

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.

Information about Covid-19 testing at Rīga Airport: https://www.riga-airport.com/for-passengers/covid-19-testing/en

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