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).

Of the total number of positive cases, 302 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 58 were fully vaccinated.

The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 144,160. 

Of 46,787 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 0.8% were positive.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose from 159.3 Friday to 169.3 Saturday. That means the current Covid threat is rated ‘red’ or ‘high’ according to the official four-color traffic light system.

While 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants was the level at which the traffic lights changed from amber to red, the cumulative morbidity rate in Latvia has now exceeded 120, which was previously set as the level at which restrictions will again be strengthened. However, the government has yet to indicate any changes to the existing rules.

📈 Pēdējo 24h laikā: ▫️veikti 46 787 Covid-19 izmeklējumi; ▫️reģistrēti 360 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi, no tiem 302 nevakcinēti vai vakcinācijas kursu nepabeiguši, 58 vakcinēti; ▫️nav saņemti ziņojumi par mirušajiem.  pic.twitter.com/niJr8POWL4   — SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs)  September 4, 2021  

No additional Covid-related deaths were confirmed. The death toll since the start of the pandemic stands at 2,584.

There are currently 175 patients being treated for Covid-19 symptoms in Latvian hospitals, of which number 30 are displaying serious symptoms.

Meanwhile, in Estonia 352    new Covid cases      were registered and in Lithuania 833    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  .

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,    https://manavakcina.lv/   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    https://covid19sertifikats.lv/  .

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. 


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