Nine Covid-19 deaths Friday in Latvia

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The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said May 5 that 314 new cases of Covid-19 had been confirmed during the previous 24 hours, and nine Covid-related deaths recorded.

Of 4,094 tests carried out, 7.7% were positive. The 14-day cumulative incidence rate fell from 304 Thursday to 280 Friday. 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 824,026 Covid-19 cases have now been recorded among Latvia's 1.9 million population.

Of the nine deaths, all were in people aged 50 years or over and two of the victims were fully vaccinated.

The total death toll since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 5,789.

Thursday hospital data from the National Health Service (NVD) show 259 patients being treated in hospitals. Nine patients are displaying serious Covid symptoms.


Covid-19 information

A summary in English of the latest Covid-19 situation including restrictions still in place after April 1 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, 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

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