Two Covid-19 deaths Thursday in Latvia

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The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said on May 19 that 229 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed during the last 24 hours and two Covid-related deaths recorded.

Of 2,823 tests carried out, 8.1% were positive. The 14-day cumulative incidence rate per 100,000 population rose from 154 Wednesday to 158 Thursday.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 826,735 Covid-19 cases have now been recorded among Latvia's 1.9 million population.


Both fatalities were people over 70 years of age and neither was fully vaccinated.

The total death toll since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 5,813.

Wednesday hospital data from the National Health Service (NVD) show 177 patients being treated in hospitals, 6 of whom are displaying serious Covid 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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