The highest daily total so far remains December 31, when 1,861 new infections were confirmed.
The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 49,568.
Of 6,336 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 9.7% were positive, down slightly on the 10.3% rate the previous day and exactly the same as two days before.
📈 Pēdējo 24h laikā:— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) January 10, 2021
▫️veikti 6336 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 616 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi;
31 more deaths were also confirmed January 10. Of those, one person was aged 25-30, one was 40-45, four were 50-60, nine were 60-70, seven were 70-80, seven were 80-90 and two were aged 90-95 years.
In total 849 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
The National Health Service (NVD) said that 1,147 patients are currently being treated for coronavirus symptoms in Latvian hospitals, including 68 patients with serious symptoms.
🏥 Kopā stacionāros ārstējas 1147 pacienti:— NVD (@VMNVD) January 10, 2021
▫️ jauni Covid-19 gadījumi stacionāros – 80;
▫️ 1079 ar vidēji smagu slimības gaitu, 68 ar smagu slimības gaitu;
▫️ pēdējās diennakts laikā no stacionāra izrakstīti 30 pacienti – kopā 4265.
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.
As reported previously by LSM, the regulations relating to the current state of emergency in force are available to read online in English translation. You can read about the recently-introduced curfew conditions HERE.
The current state of emegency runs until February 7 and the current "quiet period" restrictions regarding Covid-19 until January 25.
The number for medical emergencies is 113.
All arrivals (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 will also need to show a negative Covid test from a maximum 72 hours before arrival or proof of vaccination.