The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 76,984.
Of 3,186 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 8.7% of tests were positive, virtually the same as the 8.6% rate from the day before. 4% is regarded as the threshold rate at which the virus is spreading in an uncontrolled manner.
The start of the week usually brings a lower number of positive test results because of fewer tests being carried out on Sundays.
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▫️veikti 3186 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 278 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi;
▫️saņemti ziņojumi par 17 mirušajiem (trīs cilvēki 50-60 gadu vecumā, divi 60-70 gadu vecumā, četri 70-80 gadu vecumā, septiņi 80-90 gadu vecumā, viens 100-105 gadu vecumā).
Sadly, 17 more deaths were also confirmed February 15. Three victims were aged 50-60 years, two were aged 60-70, four were aged 70-80, seven were aged 80-90 and one was aged 100-105.
A total of 1,468 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic according to official statistics.
The 14-day cumulative case count per 100,000 residents dipped from 554 Saturday to 548 Sunday and to 541 Monday.
According to the National Health Service (NVD), 939 patients are currently being treated in Latvia's hospitals for coronavirus symptoms. Of that number 88 have serious symptoms.
You can find all the latest Covid-19 statistics, including breakdowns by geographic location and age, 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, 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 April 6 and the current "quiet period" restrictions regarding Covid-19 have been extended until then. However, some changes might follow depending on the epidemiological situation.
The dedicated Hotline for Covid-19 related inquiries (24 hours, 7 days a week) is 8345. 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. Until February 25, entry to Latvia is only allowed for the reasons listed in our other story.
Since January 15 arrivals have needed to show a negative Covid-19 test from a maximum 72 hours before arrival or proof of vaccination or recovery from the coronavirus.