Fourteen Covid deaths in Latvia Thursday

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On March 17, 2022, Latvia recorded 5,253 new cases of Covid-19, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

Of the newly-confirmed cases, 1,656 cases were recorded in unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated people, while 3,597 were fully vaccinated.

Out of 12,834 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 40.9% were positive. The 14-day cumulative incidence rate per 100,000 of the population declined from 4,363 Wednesday to 4,170.5. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 761,074 Covid-19 cases have now been recorded among Latvia's 1.9 million population.

Fourteen Covid-related deaths were also confirmed. All of the victims were aged over 70 years. Five were fully vaccinated. The total death toll since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 5,469.

Thursday hospital data from the National Health Service show 1,013  patients being treated in hospitals (down on 1,057 Wednesday). 131 patients were admitted and 138 were discharged during the previous 24 hours. 36 patients are 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 hotline: +371 67387661.

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

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

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