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.
? Pēdējo 24h laikā:— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) February 16, 2021
▫️veikti 12 908 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 713 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi;
▫️saņemti ziņojumi par 18 mirušajiem (viens cilvēks 35-40 gadu vecumā, trīs 60-65 gadu vecumā, septiņi 70-80 gadu vecumā, četri 80-90 gadu vecumā, trīs 90-100 gadu vecumā).
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.
? Kopā stacionāros ārstējas 917 pacienti:— NVD (@VMNVD) February 16, 2021
▫️ jauni Covid-19 gadījumi stacionāros – 88 (t. sk. 3 pārvesti);
▫️ 837 ar vidēji smagu slimības gaitu, 80 ar smagu slimības gaitu;
▫️ pēdējās diennakts laikā no stacionāra izrakstīti 93 pacienti (t. sk. 3 pārvesti) – kopā 7 429.
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.