Posts tagged as Covid

533 new Covid cases, morbidity back above 300 per 100,000 population

Friday, September 17, 2021

On Friday, September 17, Latvia recorded 533 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Of the total number of positive cases, 426 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 107 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 149,614. Of 35,108 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1.5 % were positive. The 14-day cumulative infection rate per…

459 new Covid cases Wednesday in Latvia

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

On Wednesday, September 8, Latvia recorded 459 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Of the total number of positive cases, 380 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 79 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 145,402. Of 52,580 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 0.9 % were positive. The 14-day cumulative infection rate per…

Covid-19 becoming a pandemic of unvaccinated people – Kariņš

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Covid-19 is currently threatening to become a pandemic of unvaccinated people in Latvia, so a regulation should be developed to promote vaccination against the virus, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (New Unity) said in an interview with Latvian Television this morning, the LETA newswire reported. In his opinion, in order for Latvia to be able to achieve at least 70 percent vaccination coverage, thus creating a stable herd immunity, a new regulation is…

Children’s hospital prepares for patient influx

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Children infected with Covid-19 could also end up in hospitals in large numbers with the incidence of the virus increasing during the autumn season, Dace Gardovska, hospital representative, told Latvian Radio September 8. Although current trends show that there are not many children at the Children’s Hospital (BKUS) with Covid-19 infections, it should be considered that the course of the disease may be very different and that children could end…

‘Covid-safe’ public transport rides could be introduced

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Public transport fill in regional and intercity transport will be increased to 80% due to the beginning of the academic year and the weather getting colder, the government decided September 7. To ensure safer conditions for a larger number of people, additional ventilation requirements are in place. “As the increase in passenger traffic is largely composed of pupils, it does not significantly increase the risk of contagion, because in educational…

114 new Covid cases Monday

Monday, September 6, 2021

On Monday, September 6, Latvia recorded 114 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Monday’s figure is usually the lowest of the week due to a reduced number of tests being carried out on Sunday. Of the total number of positive cases, 97 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 17 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic…

354 new Covid-19 cases Friday in Latvia

Friday, September 3, 2021

On Friday, September 3, Latvia recorded 354 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Of the total number of positive cases, 282 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 72 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 143,800. Of 26,960 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1.3 % were positive. The 14-day cumulative infection rate per…

Stradiņš hospital puts up modular houses expecting patient influx

Friday, September 3, 2021

Anticipating an influx of patients and knowing that some of them will need to be isolated because of Covid-19 infection, Rīga Stradiņš Hospital will soon expand, adding modules to the housing, Latvian Television reported September 2. The modular hospital includes both surgery rooms, single rooms, and observation rooms. The 1900-square meter modular hospital will allow the long waiting time to be reduced in the emergency medical center, where people are forced to stay for…

Quarantine in two Rīga schools due to Covid-19

Thursday, September 2, 2021

As early as the second day of school, three forms in two Rīga schools have gone into quarantine, Rīga City Council’s Department of Education, Culture, and Sport told LSM September 2. Two forms of Riga French Lycée – year 1 and year 12 – have encountered cases of Covid-19 due to which they are now in quarantine. The Department could not say whether there were vaccinated pupils among the 12th…

Saeima Speaker: 95 of 100 MPs have a Covid certificate

Thursday, September 2, 2021

95 out of 100 Saeima deputies have a certificate of vaccination against Covid-19 or recovery, the Saeima Speaker Ināra Mūrniece (National Alliance) told Latvian Television September 2. The Council of Factions agreed that members should present either a valid Covid-19 certificate or a negative Covid-19 test to participate at the Saeima meeting. Mūrniece said she ‘hopes that Members will comply with the rules’. On Thursday, September 2, the autumn session of…