Sunday brings another 1,000 Covid cases in Latvia

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On Sunday, October 3, Latvia recorded more than 1,000 daily cases of Covid-19 infection for the fifth day in a row.

1,033 new cases were confirmed by the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Of the positive cases, 825 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 208 were fully vaccinated.

The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 161,641.

Of 9,075 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 11.4% were positive.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants leaped again from 552.7 Saturday to 585.3 Sunday.

Sadly, there was also confirmation of ten more Covid-related deaths, the same number of fatalities as the previous 24-hour period. All of the deceased were aged over 40 years.

The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 2,741.

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 551 people being treated for Covid-19 symptoms in Latvian hospitals, of which number 62 are displaying serious symptoms.

Meanwhile, the epidemiological situation in the other Baltic states is equally concerning. In Estonia 629 cases were recorded and Lithuania recorded more than 1,500 cases during the last 24 hours. 

.14 dienu kumulatīvā saslimstība, uz 100 000 iedz.


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.

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. 

Saslimstība ar C19 2020-2021

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