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Week begins with 135 new Covid-19 cases in Latvia

On Monday, September 13, Latvia recorded 135 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

Of the total number of positive cases, 117 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 18 were fully vaccinated. Monday's total is usual the lowest of the week due to a reduced number of tests being carried out on Sundays.

The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 147,328. 

Of 14,605 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 0.9 % were positive.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose again from 257.4 Sunday to 260.3 Monday, taking morbidity deeper into the 'dark red' or 'very high' risk classification, the highest of the four alert categories under the 'traffic light' system. 

Sadly, four more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed, all of persons in the age range 60-79 years. The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 2,613.

Meanwhile, in Estonia 268 new Covid cases were registered and in Lithuania 489 new cases were recorded.

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, we have this summary. Also see this webpage for details of the latest country-specific entry regulations. 

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