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800 new Covid-19 cases added to total Thursday

On Thursday February 25, Latvia recorded 813 new cases of Covid-19, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 84,258.

Of 12,232 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 6.6% were positive, down on the 7.8% ratio the day before. 4% is regarded as the threshold rate at which the virus is spreading in an uncontrolled manner.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants dipped slightly from 502.9 to 501. 

Sadly 6 more deaths were also confirmed February 25. One victim was aged 40-49 years, one was aged 60-69, two were aged 80-89 and two was aged 90-99. 

A total of 1,593 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic according to official statistics

Giving some encouragement is the fact that the numbers of people being treated in hospital continue to fall The National Health Service (NVD) said that on February 25, a total of 806 patients were being treated for coronavirus symptoms, of which figure 86 patients are exhibiting serious symptoms.

As reported in our earlier story, February 24 saw a notable increase in the number of vaccines administered. 

February 25 saw 538 new cases recorded in Lithuania while in Estonia more than 1,000 new cases were detected for the second day in a row.

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.

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.

The government is set to review some of the restrictions currently in place at a cabinet meeting on Thursday. 

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