Nearly 3,000 Covid cases over weekend in Latvia

Two deaths from Covid-19 have been recorded during the past 72 hours in Latvia, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) on September 19.

Of 9,468 tests carried out over the past three days, 30.7% were positive, resulting in 2,911 confirmed new cases of infection. The 14-day cumulative incidence rate per 100,000 population rose from 678 Friday to 756 Monday.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 916,282 Covid-19 cases have now been recorded among Latvia's 1.9 million population. 

The total death toll since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 5,971. The latest two victimes were aged over 50 years.

Friday hospital data from the National Health Service (NVD) show 284 patients being treated in hospitals, seven of whom are displaying serious symptoms.

 

Covid-19 information

A summary in English of the latest Covid-19 situation is available at this special government website.

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

A hotline – 8989 – allows people to both register for vaccination and receive answers to questions about the process of vaccination will continue to operate. The number for medical emergencies is 113.

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

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