Five deaths from Covid-19 in Latvia

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Five deaths from Covid-19 have been recorded during the past 24 hours in Latvia, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) on August 17.

Of 4,838 tests carried out over the past day, 35.9% were positive, resulting in 1,736 confirmed new cases of infection. The 14-day cumulative incidence rate per 100,000 population fell slightly from 1027 Tuesday to 1025 Wednesday.


Since the beginning of the pandemic, 887,046 Covid-19 cases have now been recorded among Latvia's 1.9 million population. 

The total death toll since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 5,918. Among the latest five victims, one was aged 40 to 49, and the other four were aged 60 and over.

Tuesday hospital data from the National Health Service (NVD) show 263 patients being treated in hospitals, ten of whom are displaying serious symptoms. 


Covid-19 information

A summary in English of the latest Covid-19 situation is available at this special government website.

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

A hotline – 8989 – allows people to both register for vaccination and receive answers to questions about the process of vaccination will continue to operate. The number for medical emergencies is 113.

There is also a website to register for vaccination, 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

Latvia is also part of the European Union's wider Covid-19 certification scheme

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