Tuesday brought 6,097 new confirmed cases according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). It is the first time since the start of the pandemic that more than 6,000 cases have been recorded in a single 24-hour period.
📈 Pēdējo 24h laikā:— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) January 25, 2022
▫️veikti 23 504 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 6097 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi, no tiem 2801 nevakcinēts vai vakcinācijas kursu nepabeidzis, 3296 vakcinēti;
Of 23,504 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 25.9% were positive. The 14-day cumulative morbidity rate per 100,000 population is also at a record level, climbing from 2,682 Monday to 2,885 Tuesday, by far the highest figure of the pandemic.
Since the beginning of the pandemic 345,591 Covid cases have been recorded among Latvia's 1.9 million population.
Fifteen more Covid-related deaths were confirmed, all of people aged 50 or over. Three of the dead were fully vaccinated. The total death toll since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 4,814.
Tuesday data from the National Health Service show 778 patients being treated in hospital (up on 765 the previous day) with 115 patients admitted and 91 discharged during the last 24 hours. 83 patients are displaying serious symptoms.
🏥 Aktuālā statistika par stacionāros esošo Covid-19 pacientu ārstēšanu. Kopā stacionāros ārstējas 778 pacienti: 695 ar vidēji smagu slimības gaitu; 83 ar smagu slimības gaitu. Jauni gadījumi - 115. Pēdējo 24h laikā izrakstīts 91 pacients. pic.twitter.com/7iO7V1Mx0z— NVD (@VMNVD) January 25, 2022
In the other Baltic states, Estonia had 315 hospitalized patients, 5,145 new cases and 5 deaths confirmed during the last 24 hours while Lithuania had 5,122 new cases and 14 deaths with 1,132 patients in hospital.
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