Four Covid deaths Wednesday, infection rate tops 300

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Four deaths from Covid-19 have been recorded during the past 24 hours in Latvia, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) on July 6.

Of 2,862 tests carried out over the past 24 hours, 24% were positive, resulting in 685 confirmed new cases of infection. The 14-day cumulative incidence rate per 100,000 population continued its steady climb from 287 Tuesday to 302 Wednesday. It has taken one week for this indicator to rise from 200 to 300.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 838,557 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 5,866. The latest four victims were all aged over 60 years.

Tuesday hospital data from the National Health Service (NVD) show 147 patients being treated in hospitals, 3 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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