On Thursday, September 16, Latvia recorded 596 new cases of Covid-19 infection.
Of the total number of positive cases, 494 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 102 were fully vaccinated.
The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 149,081.
Of 32,915 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1.8 % were positive.
The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose again from 284.1 Wednesday to 297.6 Thursday, taking morbidity ever deeper into the ‘dark red’ or ‘very high’ risk classification, the highest of the four alert categories under the ‘traffic light’ system.
Four more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed. The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 2,632.