816 new Covid-19 cases Saturday in Latvia

On Saturday, September 25, Latvia recorded 816 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). It is the first time since early May that more than 800 cases were recorded in a 24-hour period, though it should be noted that roughly twice as many tests are being conducted each day now than was the case back then.

Of the total number of positive cases, 638 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 178 were fully vaccinated. 

The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 154,219. 

Of 30,587 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 2.7 % were positive.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose from 370.9 Friday to 391.1 Saturday, 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.

Sadly, there was also news of seven more Covid-related deaths. The youngest of the deceased was in the 50-59 years age group.

The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 2,682.

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

Meanwhile, in Estonia there were 644    new Covid cases  , and in Lithuania 1,609    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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