Five more Covid-19 deaths Monday in Latvia

On February 21, 2022, Latvia recorded 3,819 new cases of Covid-19, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Monday's figure is usually the lowest of the week due to fewer tests being carried out on Sundays.

Of the newly-confirmed cases, 1,334 cases were recorded in unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated people, while 2,485 were fully vaccinated.

Out of 8,445 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 45.2% were positive. The 14-day cumulative incidence rate per 100,000 of the population rose slightly from 7,175 Sunday to 7,184, suggesting that the approximate peak of the infection wave may possibly have been reached. Since the beginning of the pandemic 589,763 Covid-19 cases have now been recorded among Latvia's 1.9 million population.

Five more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed. All of the victims were aged over 60 years. One of the dead was fully vaccinated. The total death toll since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 5,113.

Sunday hospital data from the National Health Service show 1,229 patients being treated in hospitals (up on  1,132 on Saturday). 149 patients were admitted and 24 discharged during the previous 24 hours. 84 patients were displaying serious symptoms.

 

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) still need to fill in an electronic declaration prior to coming to Latvia at the website covidpass.lv until March 1, when the requirement will be dropped. 

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.

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