Health
Mortality rates will be exacerbated by pandemic, experts say
Covid-19 will contribute to mortality rates not only directly but also because people are hesitant to go to a doctor for a long time, Saeima Social and Labor Affairs Committee discussed Tuesday, December 7, Latvian Radio reported.
23 Covid-19 deaths Tuesday in Latvia
On December 7 another 860 new cases of Covid-19 infection were added to Latvia's total, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). 
Pavļuts: Latvia must prevent further spread of Omicron
The introduction of the new Omicron strain of the Covid-19 virus in Latvia was 'logical', but everything needs to be done now to prevent further spread, Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts said in an interview to Latvian Radio December 7.
Ten Covid deaths and 230 cases in Latvia(update)
On December 6 another 230 new cases of Covid-19 infection were added to Latvia's total, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). The figure is usually lower on Mondays due to a low number of tests carried out Sundays.
Sunday brings six Covid-19 deaths in Latvia
On December 5 another 477 new cases of Covid-19 infection were added to Latvia's total, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). The low figure is explained by a lower than usual number of tests carried out.
13 Covid deaths, 727 cases Saturday in Latvia
Another 727 new cases of Covid-19 infection were added to Latvia's total on December4, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
16 deaths, 723 new Covid cases Friday in Latvia
Another 723 new cases of Covid-19 infection were added to Latvia's total on December 3, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
19 deaths, 712 new Covid cases Thursday
Another 712 new cases of Covid-19 infection were added to Latvia's total on December 2, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
Latvia will permit Covid-19 vaccination for 5 to 11-year-olds
The State Council for Immunization (IVP) has supported the vaccination of children in the 5-11 age group against Covid-19  while stressing that vaccination of seniors and risk groups is still the priority, said the Head of IVP, Professor Dace Zavadska, December 1.
December begins with 34 Covid deaths
Another 1,031 new cases of Covid-19 infection were added to Latvia's total on December 1, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
Latvia has enough vaccine stocks, says supervisor
There is enough supply of all types of Covid-19 vaccines in Latvia, said Eva Juhņēviča, head of the National Health Service's Vaccination Project division on Latvian Television December 1.
24 Covid-19 deaths Tuesday in Latvia
Another 931 new cases of Covid-19 infection were added to Latvia's total on November 30, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
Number of Covid patients in hospitals fell last week
Between November 22 and November 28, the number of newly identified cases of Covid-19 increased by 9%, according to information published by Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) November 29.
Nine Covid deaths Monday in Latvia(update)
Another 315 new cases of Covid-19 infection were added to Latvia's total on November 29, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
16 more Covid deaths Sunday
Another 488 new cases of Covid-19 infection were added to Latvia's total on November 28, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
17 Covid deaths, 919 new cases Saturday
Another 919 new cases of Covid-19 infection were added to Latvia's total on November 27, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
Travel restrictions imposed amid fears of new 'Omicron' Covid variant(update)
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs signalled November 26 that Latvia would speedily join the list of countries imposing restrictions on entry for individuals from South Africa and other southern African countries over fears of  potentially deadly new Covid-19 variant that has emerged in the region.
30 Covid-related deaths Friday
Another 874 new cases of Covid-19 infection were added to Latvia's total on November 26, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
Dumpis: self-testing will depend upon conscientiousness
The use of Covid-19 self-tests for testing students and on-site staff will reduce morbidity only if the public is responsible and honest about test results, said Uga Dumpis, an infectologist at Stradiņš Hospital and a professor at the University of Latvia, in an interview with Latvijas Radio November 25.

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