710 new Covid-19 cases Friday(update)

On Friday, September 24, Latvia recorded 710 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). It is the second day ina  row with more than 700 new cases.

Of the total number of positive cases, 570 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 140 were fully vaccinated. 

The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 153,403. 

Of 25,682 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 2.8 % were positive.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose from 359.2 Thursday to 370.9 Friday, taking morbidity even deeper into the ‘dark red’ or ‘very high’ risk classification, the highest of the four alert categories under the ‘traffic light’ system. The last time morbidity was higher was in late May.

Sadly, there was also news of six more Covid-related deaths. The youngest of the deceased was in the 20-29 years age group, another was aged 40-49 and the rest were in the 60-89 years age ranges.

The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 2,675.

There are currently 375 people being treated for Covid-19 symptoms in Latvian hospitals, of which number 51 are displaying serious symptoms.

On September 23 a total of 3,407 people received a first vaccine dose and 1,764 received a second dose. In all 821,233 people have now completed a course of vaccination in Latvia.

Meanwhile, in Estonia there were 548    new Covid cases  , and in Lithuania  1,464 new coronavirus infections   were recorded over the past 24 hours.

  .14 dienu kumulatīvā saslimstība, uz 100 000 iedz.     Infogram  

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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