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480 new cases of Covid-19 recorded Sunday in Latvia

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said over 480 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Latvia on February 7.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 71,800 on Sunday.

Of 5,152 tests carried out in the last 24 hours ,9.3% of tests were positive, slightly up on the 9.1% rate from the day before. Seven days ago, the figures were similar, with 533 cases and 9.9% positive test rate.

Unfortunately, 12 more deaths were also confirmed February 7. One victim was aged 45-50, two were aged 65-70, two were aged 70-80,  three were aged 80-90, and four were aged 90-95.

A total of 1,308 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. 

National Health Service (NVD) reported that the number of patients being treated for symptoms of coronavirus in hospital rose from 933 on Saturday to 982 on Sunday. Of that number, 105 patients are exhibiting serious symptoms.

On February 7, Lithuania reported 491 new Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths, while in Estonia the figure was 417 cases and 5 deaths.

Covid-19 information

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.

Friday nights and Saturday nights remain subject to a 22:00-05:00 curfew. You can read about the curfew conditions at this official site.

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 on our other story. From 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.

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