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596 new Covid-19 cases Thursday
On Thursday, September 16, Latvia recorded 596 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
Lowest weekly vaccination pace in six months in Latvia
Only 30,337 people were vaccinated against Covid-19 last week, which is the lowest result since the end of March, when Latvia did not yet vaccinate the general population, according to data compiled by the National Health Service (NVD) September 13.
419 new Covid-19 cases in Latvia Saturday
On Saturday, September 11, Latvia recorded 419 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), almost the same figure as the 490 cases on Thursday. 
489 Covid-19 cases, 4 deaths Friday(update)
On Friday, September 10, Latvia recorded 489 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), almost the same figure as the 490 cases on Thursday. 
One nurse per two ICU patients
A major problem in hospitals in connection with the influx of Covid-19 patients is staff, more specifically, the lack of nurses at intensive care units, Latvian Television reported September 8.
Covid-19 becoming a pandemic of unvaccinated people - Kariņš
Covid-19 is currently threatening to become a pandemic of unvaccinated people in Latvia, so a regulation should be developed to promote vaccination against the virus, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (New Unity) said in an interview with Latvian Television this morning, the LETA newswire reported.
Children's hospital prepares for patient influx
Children infected with Covid-19 could also end up in hospitals in large numbers with the incidence of the virus increasing during the autumn season, Dace Gardovska, hospital representative, told Latvian Radio September 8.
Covid-19 boosters to be gradually launched in Latvia
On Tuesday, September 7, the Cabinet agreed to gradually launch a Covid-19 booster program in Latvia. First, the third dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 will be available to people with a significantly weakened immune system.
311 new Covid-19 cases in Latvia
On Tuesday, September 7, Latvia recorded 311 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). 
Covid-19 case count grew by 72% last week
During the last week, from August 30 to September 5, the number of Covid-19 cases detected increased by 72.6%, and the number of hospitalized patients by 58%, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC)'s information published September 6.
114 new Covid cases Monday
On Monday, September 6, Latvia recorded 114 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Monday's figure is usually the lowest of the week due to a reduced number of tests being carried out on Sunday.
360 cases of Covid-19 in Latvia
On Saturday, September 4, Latvia recorded 360 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

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