Monday brought 3,953 new confirmed cases according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Usually Monday figures are the lowest in a given week so the forecasts are gloomy.
📈 Pēdējo 24h laikā:— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) January 24, 2022
▫️veikti 14 510 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 3953 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi, no tiem 1933 nevakcinēti vai vakcinācijas kursu nepabeiguši, 2020 vakcinēti;
Of 14,510 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 27.2% were positive. The 14-day cumulative morbidity rate per 100,000 population climbed further into uncharted territory from 2,519 Sunday to 2,682 Monday, by far the highest figure of the pandemic.
Since the beginning of the pandemic 339,494 Covid cases have been recorded among Latvia's 1.9 million population.
Four more Covid-related deaths were confirmed, all aged 60 or over. One was fully vaccinated. The total death toll since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 4,799.
Monday data from the National Health Service show 765 patients being treated in hospital (up on 719 the previous day) with 80 patients admitted and 17 discharged during the last 24 hours. 86 patients are displaying serious symptoms.
🏥 Aktuālā statistika par stacionāros esošo Covid-19 pacientu ārstēšanu. Kopā stacionāros ārstējas 765 pacienti: 679 ar vidēji smagu slimības gaitu; 86 ar smagu slimības gaitu. Jauni gadījumi - 80. Pēdējo 24h laikā izrakstīti 17 pacienti. pic.twitter.com/qMYkUKCsey— NVD (@VMNVD) January 24, 2022
In the other Baltic states, Estonia had 321 hospitalized patients, 5,040 new cases and 3 deaths confirmed during the last 24 hours while Lithuania had 3,637 new cases and two deaths.
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