The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 130,271.
Of 15,458 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 3.1% were positive, almost identical to the previous day's 3.0% rate.
In an encouraging sign, the 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants fell sharply from 434 Thursday to 405 Friday. Nevertheless, it is still more than double the 200 threshold classed as a "very high risk" pandemic situation under the government's four-stage "traffic light" system.
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▫️veikti 15 458 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 477 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi;
▫️saņemti ziņojumi par 8 mirušajiem (viens cilvēks 60-69 gadu vecumā, četri 70-79 gadu vecumā, divi 80-89 gadu vecumā, viens 90-99 gadu vecumā).
Eight more deaths were also confirmed Friday, all of them of people aged 60 or above, taking the total death toll since the start of the pandemic to 2,309.
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.
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.