Covid infection rate continues to rise in Latvia / Article – Archyde

Sunday brought 4,753 new confirmed cases, according to the latest figures from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

Of 20,455 tests performed in the last 24 hours, 23.2% were positive. The 14-day cumulative morbidity rate per 100,000 population continued to rise in uncharted territory from Saturday’s 2,321 to Sunday’s 2,519, by far the highest of the pandemic so far.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 335,451 Covid cases have been registered among Latvia’s 1.9 million inhabitants.

Two more Covid-related deaths have been confirmed, both aged between 70 and 79. One was fully vaccinated, one was not.

Data from the National Health Service on Sunday shows 719 patients are being treated in hospital (up from 663 the previous day), with 81 patients admitted in the past 24 hours and 16 discharged. 89 patients show serious symptoms.

Information on Covid-19

A summary of the current Covid-19 situation in English, including the restrictions and rules applicable to public gatherings, is available at this particular government website which includes current control measures.

The current Covid-19 statistics can be found at this official website.

The dedicated hotline for inquiries related to Covid-19 (24 hours, 7 days a week) is 8345​. The medical emergency number is 113. There is a Latvian-language hotline 8989 which allows people to both register for vaccination and get answers to questions about the vaccination process.

SPKC information phone (e.g. to learn more about self-isolation rules) +371 67387661.

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 have fully recovered from a confirmed case, you can obtain a digital certificate confirming your status on the website

Latvia is also part of the wider European Union Covid-19 certification system. All new arrivals (including returnees) must complete an electronic declaration before entering Latvia. It is available on the website

The Ministry of Interior of Latvia can be reached by phone for questions about filling out the +371 67219111.

For the latest rules on entry and exit requirements for international travelers, go to this website Details on the latest country-specific regulations.

The Facebook account of the Consular Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is accessible here.

State Border Patrol Telephone for information on border crossing issues: +371 67075616.

Information on Covid-19 tests at Rīga Airport:

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