533 new cases of Covid-19 in Latvia on Sunday

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The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 533 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Latvia on Sunday, January 31.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 66,241.

Of 5,361 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 9.9%% of tests were positive, up on the 7.9% rate the previous day. Seven days ago, the figures were similar, with 512 cases and 9.3% positive test rate.

Sadly, 15 more deaths were also confirmed January 30. Of those, one victim was aged 55-60, four were aged 60-70, three were aged 70-80, and three were aged 90-105.

A total of 1,195 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. 

According to the National Health Service (NVD), 1,061 people are still being treated in Latvia's hospitals for coronavirus symptoms. Of those, 113 are displaying serious symptoms.

On January 31, Lithuania reported 803 new Covid-19 cases, and in Estonia the figure was 468.

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 February 7 and the current "quiet period" restrictions regarding Covid-19 has been extended until February 7. 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. 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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