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Monday brings 40 new Covid cases to Latvia

On Monday, June 21, Latvia recorded 40 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 136,850.  

Monday's figure is usually the lowest of the week, partly due to a relatively small number of tests being carried out on Sundays.

Of 5,023 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1.3% were positive, a figure consistent with recent days.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants continued its decline, from 105.5 Sunday to 103.6 Monday. 100 is the figure at which the epidemiological risk is rated "moderate" rather than "high" and now looks likely to be hit Tuesday or Wednesday. 

📈 Pēdējo 24h laikā:
▫️veikti 5023 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 74 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi;
▫️saņemti ziņojumi par 3 mirušajiem (viens cilvēks 50-59 gadu vecumā, viens 70-79 gadu vecumā, viens 80-89 gadu vecumā)

— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) June 20, 2021

Unfortunately, there were also three more deaths from Covid-19 confirmed. The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 2,496.

Covid-19 information

You can find the latest Covid-19 statistics at this official website

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.

Use of nose and mouth coverings, physical distancing and frequent hand washing and sanitary cleaning habits are encouraged.

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.

There is also a website to register for vaccination, https://manavakcina.lv/ which includes an English-language version.  See this earlier story for a simple summary of what to do.

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, we have this summary.

 

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