The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 75,509.
Of 12,104 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 6.7% of tests were positive, nearly the same as the 6.8% rate from the day before, when a near-identical number of tests was carried out.
? Pēdējo 24h laikā:— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) February 12, 2021
▫️veikti 12 104 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 808 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi;
▫️saņemti ziņojumi par 15 mirušajiem (trīs cilvēki 50-65 gadu vecumā, divi 65-75 gadu vecumā, septiņi 75-85 gadu vecumā, trīs 90-95 gadu vecumā).
Sadly, 15 more deaths were also confirmed February 12. Three victims were aged 50-65, two were aged 65-75, seven were aged 75-85 and three were aged 90-95.
A total of 1,431 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic according to official statistics.
The 14-day cumulative case count per 100,000 residents dipped from 561.4 Thursday to 554 Friday.
The National Health Service (NVD) said that 935 patients are currently treated in hospitals. Of that number, 91 are displaying severe symptoms.
? Kopā stacionāros ārstējas 935 pacienti:— NVD (@VMNVD) February 12, 2021
▫️ jauni Covid-19 gadījumi stacionāros – 91 (t. sk. 5 pārvesti);
▫️ 844 ar vidēji smagu slimības gaitu, 91 ar smagu slimības gaitu;
▫️ pēdējās diennakts laikā no stacionāra izrakstīts 81 pacients (t. sk. 5 pārvesti) – kopā 7 189.
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.