The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 131,079.
Of 3,898 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 3.4% were positive, down on the 4.9% rate of Sunday. Monday's new case totals are usually the lowest of the week in absolute terms due to a smaller number of tests being carried out on Sundays.
Continuing the encouraging trend of the last few days, the 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants ticked down again from 366 Sunday to 355 Monday. Nevertheless, it is still above the 200 threshold classed as a "very high risk" pandemic situation under the government's four-stage "traffic light" system.
📈 Pēdējo 24h laikā:— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) May 24, 2021
▫️veikti 3898 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 134 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi;
▫️saņemti ziņojumi par 2 mirušajiem (70-79 gadu vecumā).
☑️Pozitīvo gadījumu īpatsvars pret testētajiem: 3.4%
☑️14 dienu kumulatīvais rādītājs uz 100 000 iedzīvotāju: 355.3
Two more deaths were also confirmed Monday, both of people in the 70-79 year-old age bracket, taking the total death toll since the start of the pandemic to 2,328.
You can find all the latest Covid-19 statistics at this official website.
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.
Use of nose and mouth coverings is compulsory in all public places indoors, including workplaces. Physical distancing and frequent hand washing and sanitary cleaning habits are encouraged.
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.
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.