135 Covid-19 cases added in Latvia on Sunday

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On Sunday, June 6, Latvia recorded 135 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 134,812.  

Of 5,696 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 2.4% were positive, down slightly on the 2.7% rate of Saturday and in line with recent figures declining slowly from around the 3% mark.

Continuing the encouraging trend of the last two weeks, the 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants fell yet again from 209.4 Saturday to 204.3 Sunday, edging ever closer to the 200 threshold below which the Covid risk is officially classed as "high" rather than "very high''.

Unfortunately another six deaths were registered Sunday, the death toll since the start of the pandemic now reaching 2,413.

Meanwhile in Estonia 51 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed June 6, while in Lithuania the figure was 502 over the weekend.

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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