Thursday brings 26 Covid deaths in Latvia

Another 1,200 cases of Covid-19 infection were added to Latvia's total on November 18, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). 

In all 1,221 new cases were recorded during the last 24 hours. Of that number, 765 cases were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 456 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 244,561. 

Of the 12,708 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 9.6% were positive. The 14-day cumulative morbidity rate per 100,000 population dipped from 994.4 Wednesday to 935.0 Thursday.


Sadly, however, 26 more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed. Two of the victims were aged under 50 years. Seven of the fatalities were fully vaccinated individuals. The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 3,901.

Wednesday data show 1,185 patients being treated in hospital with 204 patients displaying serious symptoms.

Meanwhile in Estonia over 800 new cases and 7 deaths were reported during the last 24 hours and in Lithuania the figures were over 2,000 cases and 27 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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