1,000 more Covid-19 cases confirmed Wednesday

Wednesday January 20 brought another 1,000 new cases of Covid-19 in Latvia, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic stands at 57,808.

The highest daily total so far remains December 31, when 1,861 new infections were confirmed.

Of 12,732 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 8.5% or 1,088 cases were positive, up on the 6% rate the previous day.

Unfortunately 20 more deaths were also confirmed. Of those, one victim was aged 30-35, seven were aged 60-70, five were aged 70-80, six were aged 80-90 and one was aged 95-100.

A total of 1,032 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. 

On January 20, Lithuania reported 1,232 new cases of coronavirus and 16 deaths, while in Estonia the figure was 603 cases and 5 deaths.

COVID-19 information

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 read the full text of the emergency laws in English via our earlier story.

You can read about the curfew conditions HERE.

Use of nose and mouth coverings is compulsory in all public places indoors, including workplaces, and there are restrictions on what goods can be bought from stores. Physical distancing and frequent hand washing and sanitary cleaning habits are encouraged.

The current state of emergency runs until February 7 and the current "quiet period" restrictions regarding Covid-19 has been extended until February 7. 

The number for medical emergencies is 113.

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. From January 15 arrivals will also need to show a negative Covid-19 test from a maximum 72 hours before arrival or proof of vaccination.

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