More than 11,000 new Covid cases confirmed Tuesday in Latvia

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On February 8 Latvia recorded 11,144 new cases of Covid-19, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). This is the highest daily total of the pandemic so far and the first time more than 11,000 cases have been recorded in a single 24-hour period.

Of that total, 4,399 cases were recorded in unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated people, while 6,745 were fully vaccinated.

Out of 25,110 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 44.4% were positive. After a small fall from Sunday to Monday, the 14-day cumulative incidence rate per 100,000 of the population returned to an upward trajectory and reached a new record, rising from 6,035 Monday to 6,301 Tuesday.



Since the beginning of the pandemic 464,895 Covid-19 cases have now been recorded among Latvia's 1.9 million population.

Unfortunately, nine more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed. All of the victims were aged over 50 years. Four of the dead were fully vaccinated. The total death toll since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 4,969.

The number of patients being treated in hospital remains around the 1,000 mark. Tuesday data from the National Health Service show 1,051 patients being treated in hospital (down from 1,056 Monday), of whom 580 have the primary diagnosis Covid-19. 150 patients were admitted and 105 discharged during the last 24 hours. 75 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 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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