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.
Of the total number of positive cases, 97 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 17 were fully vaccinated.
The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 144,632.
Of 7,677 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1.5 % were positive.
The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose slightly from 183.4 Sunday to 185.6 Monday. That means the current Covid threat is still rated ‘red’ or ‘high’ according to the official four-color traffic light system.
Sadly, three additional Covid-related deaths were also confirmed, of persons aged 70-89 years. The death toll since the start of the pandemic stands at 2,588.
Meanwhile, in Estonia 212 new Covid cases were registered and in Lithuania 346 new cases were recorded.
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 .
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, https://manavakcina.lv/ which includes an English-language version. See this earlier story for a simple summary of what to do.
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 covidpass.lv .
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.