The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 90,331.
Of 5,226 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 6.2% were positive, up on the 4.6% ratio the day before. 4% is regarded as the threshold rate at which the virus is spreading in an uncontrolled manner.
The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants dropped slightly from 466.5 Saturday to 461.9 Sunday, continuing a slow but steady downward trend. Anything over 200 is classed as a "very high risk" pandemic situation under the government's four-stage "traffic light" system.
? Pēdējo 24h laikā:— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) March 7, 2021
▫️veikts 5226 Covid-19 izmeklējums;
▫️reģistrēti 322 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi;
▫️saņemti ziņojumi par 8 mirušajiem (četri cilvēki 70-79 gadu vecumā, četri 80-89 gadu vecumā).
Unfortunately eight more deaths were also confirmed March 7. Four victims were aged 70-79, and four were aged 80-89.
A total of 1,687 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic according to official statistics.
The National Health Service (NVD) said that on March 6, just 710 people received a first vaccination dose while 3 received a second dose. In all 64,048 people have received a first dose and 17,994 have received two doses.
Meanwhile 757 patients are being treated for coronavirus symptoms in Latvia's hospitals, of whom 72 re exhibiting 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.
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 April 6, 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.