1,190 new cases were confirmed by the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Of the positive cases, 961 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 229 were fully vaccinated.
The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 160,608.
Of 20,656 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 5.8% were positive.
The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants jumped again from 517.8 Friday to 552.7 Saturday.
📈 Pēdējo 24h laikā:— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) October 2, 2021
▫️veikti 20 656 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 1190 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi, no tiem 961 nevakcinēts vai vakcinācijas kursu nepabeidzis, 229 vakcinēti;
There was also confirmation of ten Covid-related deaths. All of the deceased were aged 50 years and above.
The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 2,731.
With the infection wave continuing to strengthen, the level of hospitalizations is becoming more of a focus. According to the latest available figures there are 528 people being treated for Covid-19 symptoms in Latvian hospitals, of which number 62 are displaying serious symptoms.
🏥 Aktuālā statistika par stacionāros esošo Covid-19 pacientu ārstēšanu. Kopā stacionāros ārstējas 528 pacienti: 466 ar vidēji smagu slimības gaitu; 62 ar smagu slimības gaitu. Jauni gadījumi - 93. Pēdējo 24H laikā izrakstīti 72 pacienti. pic.twitter.com/XbW9BWYShe— NVD (@VMNVD) October 2, 2021
The obvious seriousness of the rising infection and hospitalization numbers does seem to be encouraging more people to get vaccinated. On October 1, some 3,982 people received a first vaccine dose and 2,011 received a second dose. In all 857,620 people have now completed a course of vaccination in Latvia.
💉 Vakar, 1. oktobrī, pirmo vakcīnas devu saņēmuši 3982 cilvēki, savukārt otro devu saņēmuši 2011 cilvēki. ✅ Kopumā vakcināciju pabeiguši 857 620 iedzīvotāji. pic.twitter.com/409HD5yl38— NVD (@VMNVD) October 2, 2021
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.
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.
For the latest rules on entry and exit rules for international travellers, see this webpage for details of the latest country-specific entry regulations.