Latvia records over 10,000 Covid cases for second day

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On February 5 Latvia recorded 10,501 new cases of Covid-19, the second-highest case count in a single day, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

Latvia has recorded record-high numbers all week, the peak hit on Wednesday at 10,610 cases.

Of the 10,501 cases, 4,294 were recorded in unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated people, while 6,207 were fully vaccinated.

Of 27,098 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 38.8% were positive, a figure consistent with recent days. The 14-day cumulative incidence rate per 100,000 of the population continued its own week of record highs, climbing from 5,671 Friday to 5920.2 Saturday.


Since the beginning of the pandemic 442,871 Covid-19 cases have been recorded among Latvia's 1.9 million population.

Sadly, 11 more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed on February 3. The youngest of the victims were aged 40 to 49 years. Three of the dead were fully vaccinated. The total death toll since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 4,945.

Saturday data from the National Health Service show 905 patients being treated in hospital (down from 983 Friday), of whom 486 have the primary diagnosis Covid-19. 116 patients were admitted and 183 discharged during the last 24 hours. 70 patients are displaying serious symptoms.



In the other Baltic states, Estonia recorded over 7,800 cases during the last 24 hours while Lithuania had over 14,000 cases.



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, 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. 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

The Latvian Ministry of the Interior phone for questions on filling out the 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.

The Facebook account of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is accessible here.

State Border Guard phone to get information on border crossing issues: +371 67075616.

Information about Covid-19 testing at Rīga Airport:

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