The highest daily total so far remains December 31, when 1,861 new infections were confirmed.
The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 43,942.
Of 12,352 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 6.7% were positive, down sharply on the 11.2% rate the previous day.
? Pēdējo 24h laikā:— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) January 5, 2021
▫️veikti 12 352 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 824 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi;
Unfortunately, 30 more deaths were also confirmed January 5. Of those, two victims were aged 50-60, three were aged 60-70, twelve were aged 70-80, nine were aged 80-90 and four were aged 90-95 years.
In total 722 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
The National Health Service (NVD) said that during the last 24 hours 678 people were vaccinated, bringing the total so far to 2,923. However, the NVD also added that the number of vaccinated people published on a daily basis may fluctuate, because data on vaccination is entered into the e-health system within one to five working days after the fact of vaccination.
?Aizvadītā dienā pret Covid 19 vakcinēti 678 cilvēki. Kopā vakcinēti 2923 cilvēki. Precīzus datus atradīsi: https://t.co/UMfH1LeEMf— NVD (@VMNVD) January 5, 2021
?Par vakcīnām un vakcinācijas procesu atradīsi: https://t.co/iLrM7DxREu
?Par vakcīnu izstrādi un apstiprināšanu – https://t.co/gkh0TvTaxm
The NVD also said that 1180 Covid-19 patients are currently treated in Latvia's hospitals. Of that number, 68 have severe symptoms of the disease.
? Kopā stacionāros ārstējas 1180 pacienti:— NVD (@VMNVD) January 5, 2021
▫️ jauni Covid-19 gadījumi stacionāros – 145 (t. sk. 10 pārvesti);
▫️ 1112 ar vidēji smagu slimības gaitu, 68 ar smagu slimības gaitu;
▫️ pēdējās diennakts laikā no stacionāra izrakstīti 145 pacienti (t. sk. 10 pārvesti) – kopā 3660.
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.
As reported previously by LSM, the regulations relating to the current state of emergency in force are available to read online in English translation. You can read about the recently-introduced curfew conditions for the New Year period in English HERE.
The current state of emegency runs until February 7.
The number for medical emergencies is 113.
All arrivals (including returnees) need to fill in an electronic declaration prior to coming to Latvia. It is available at the website covidpass.lv.