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134 new cases of Covid-19 infection in Latvia

On Monday, May 24, Latvia recorded 134 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

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. 

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.

Meanwhile in Estonia 77 new cases of coronavirus were recorded May 24, and in Lithuania 269 cases were logged.

 

Covid-19 information

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.

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.

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.

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