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441 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Latvia Saturday

On Saturday, May 22, Latvia recorded 441 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 130,712.  

Of 14,100 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 3.1% were positive, exactly the same as Friday's figure and almost the same as Thursday's 3.0% rate.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants fell significantly again from 405 Friday to 386.9 Saturday. Nevertheless, it is still higher than the 200 threshold classed as a "very high risk" pandemic situation under the government's four-stage "traffic light" system. 

Sadly, fourteen more deaths were also confirmed Saturday, all of them of people aged 50 or above, taking the total death toll since the start of the pandemic to 2,323.

Meanwhile in Estonia 180 cases and one death were recorded May 22, and in Lithuania 822 cases and eight deaths 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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