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713 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed Tuesday in Latvia

On Tuesday, February 15, Latvia recorded 713 new cases of Covid-19, according to Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 77,697.

Of 12,908 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 5.5% of tests were positive, down on the 8.7% rate from the day before. 4% is regarded as the threshold rate at which the virus is spreading in an uncontrolled manner. 

Sadly, 18 more deaths were also confirmed February 15. One victim  was aged 35-40, three were aged 60-65, seven were aged 70-80, four were aged 80-90, and three were aged 90-100.

A total of 1,486 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic according to official statistics

According to the National Health Service (NVD), 917 patients are currently being treated in Latvia's hospitals for coronavirus symptoms. Of that number 80 have serious symptoms.

On February 16, Lithuania reported 300 coronavirus cases and 10 deaths, while Estonia reported 622 cases and seven deaths.

Covid-19 information

You can find all the latest Covid-19 statistics, including breakdowns by geographic location and age, 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, 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.

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 in our other story

Since 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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