One Covid death Friday in Latvia

One death from Covid-19 has been recorded during the past 24 hours in Latvia, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) on August 19.

Of 3,657 tests carried out over the past day, 31.3% were positive, resulting in 1,144 confirmed new cases of infection. The 14-day cumulative incidence rate per 100,000 population fell from 1009 Thursday to 984 Friday.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 889,636 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 5,920. The latest victim was aged 60 to 69 years.

Thursday hospital data from the National Health Service (NVD) show 262 patients being treated in hospitals, 12 of whom are displaying serious symptoms. 

 

🏥 Aktuālā statistika par Covid-19 pacientu ārstēšanu stacionāros. Kopā stacionāros ārstējas 262 Covid-19 pacienti, tajā skaitā 115 ar pamatdiagnozi:
🟠 ar vidēji smagu slimības gaitu - 103
🟠 ar smagu slimības gaitu - 12
Jauni gadījumi - 45. Pēdējo 24h laikā izrakstīti - 42. pic.twitter.com/dxRIpm8bTZ

— Nacionālais veselības dienests (@VMNVD) August 18, 2022

 

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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