Latvia: 700 new Covid-19 cases

According to the Disease Prevention and Control Center, Latvia recorded 697 new cases of Covid-19 infection, on Wednesday, September 15.

Of the total number of positive cases, 584 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 113 were fully vaccinated.

The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 148,485.

Of 44,417 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1.6 % were positive.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose again from 272.1 Tuesday to 284.1 Wednesday, 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.

Sadly, seven more Covid-related deaths were also confirmed, all of persons in the age range 60-99 years. The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 2,628.

Meanwhile, in Estonia 525 new Covid cases were registered and in Lithuania 1.298 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,   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  .

Latvia is also part of the European Union’s wider Covid-19  certification scheme.


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