One thousand Covid cases, 31 deaths Tuesday in Latvia

Another thousand cases of Covid-19 infection were added to Latvia's total on November 16, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). 

In all 1,077 new cases were recorded during the last 24 hours. Of that number, 641 cases were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 436 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 241,839.

Of the 14,409 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 7.5% were positive. The 14-day cumulative morbidity rate per 100,000 population dropped again from 1,101 Monday to 1,058 Tuesday.

Sadly however, 31 more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed, with all of the victims over the age of 40 years. None of the fatalities were fully vaccinated individuals. The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 3,796.

Tuesday data show 1,254 patients being treated in hospital with 203 patients displaying serious symptoms.

Meanwhile in Estonia 869 new cases and 11 deaths were reported during the last 24 hours and in Lithuania the figures were 1,915 cases and 23 deaths.


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.

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.

There is also a website to register for vaccination, which includes an English-language version. See this earlier story for a simple summary of what to do. You are allowed to break lockdown to travel to and from vaccination.

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. 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 For the latest rules on entry and exit rules for international travellers, see this webpage for details of the latest country-specific entry regulations.

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