Three Covid deaths confirmed Thursday in Latvia

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The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said May 5 that 622 new cases of Covid-19 had been confirmed during the previous 48 hours, and three Covid-related deaths recorded.

Of 6,166 tests carried out altogether over two days, 10.1% were positive. The 14-day cumulative incidence rate now stands at 304.7. 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 823,732 Covid-19 cases have now been recorded among Latvia's 1.9 million population.



Of the three deaths, all were in people aged 80 years or over and only one of the victims was fully vaccinated.

The total death toll since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 5,780.

Tuesday hospital data from the National Health Service (NVD) shows 247 patients being treated in hospitals. Seven patients are displaying serious symptoms.


Covid-19 information

A summary in English of the latest Covid-19 situation including restrictions still in place after April 1 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, 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

Latvia is also part of the European Union's wider Covid-19 certification scheme


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