According to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) on Wednesday Latvia recorded 2,236 daily cases of Covid-19 infection. This exceeds the previous daily high of 1,861 cases recorded on December 22, 2020.
Of positive cases confirmed Wednesday, 1,799 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 437 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 175,890.
Of 21,731 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 10.2% were positive.
📈 Pēdējo 24h laikā:— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) October 13, 2021
▫️veikts 21 731 Covid-19 izmeklējums;
▫️reģistrēti 2236 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi, no tiem 1799 nevakcinēti vai vakcinācijas kursu nepabeiguši, 437 vakcinēti;
The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants continued its rapid increase, leaping from 938.8 Tuesday to 993.4 Wednesday, which further raises the level of the highest figure since the start of the pandemic and suggests passing the 1,000 mark on Thursday seems certain.
Sadly, there was also confirmation of 17 more Covid-related deaths. All of the deceased were aged over 40 years. The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 2,836.
With the infection wave continuing to strengthen, the level of hospitalizations continues to be a focus of attention as hospitals come under intense pressure. According to the latest available figures there are 899 people being treated for Covid-19 symptoms in Latvian hospitals, of which number 108 are displaying serious symptoms.
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.
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.
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. For the latest rules on entry and exit rules for international travellers, see this webpage for details of the latest country-specific entry regulations.