Nearly 2,000 cases of Covid-19 in Latvia, 12 deaths

On January 6, 2022, Latvia recorded 1,994 new Covid-19 cases, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). 

Of that total, 714 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 1,280 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 283,149

Of 11,287 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 17.7% were positive. The 14-day cumulative morbidity rate per 100,000 population climbed from 631.3 Wednesday to 686.2 Thursday.

Twelve more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed. The youngest of the victims was in the 50-59 years age bracket and two were fully vaccinated. The total death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 4,625.

Thursday data from the National Health Service show 574 patients being treated in hospital (up from 557 on Wednesday) with 81 patients admitted and 50 discharged during the last 24 hours. 73 patients are displaying serious symptoms.

In the other Baltic states, Estonia currently has 229 hospitalized patients and nearly 1,500 cases confirmed during the last 24 hours while in Lithuania there were 1,063 hospitalized patients with over 3,000 new Covid-19 cases confirmed during the last 24 hours.

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, https://manavakcina.lv 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 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

The Latvian Ministry of the Interior phone for questions on filling out the Covidpass.lv 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: https://www.riga-airport.com/for-passengers/covid-19-testing/en

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