The highest daily total so far remains December 31, when 1,861 new infections were confirmed, while Thursday brought 1,374 new cases and Friday 1,237 cases.
The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 48,952.
Of 11,338 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 10.3% were positive, up slightly on the 9.7% rate the previous day.
? Pēdējo 24h laikā:— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) January 9, 2021
▫️veikti 11 338 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 1170 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi;
Seventeen more deaths were also confirmed January 9. Of those, one person was aged 40-45 years of age, two were 55-60, three were 65-70, three were 70-80, six were 80-90 and two were aged 90-95 years.
In total 818 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 1,125 patients are currently being treated for coronavirus symptoms in Latvian hospitals, including 74 patients with serious symptoms.
? Kopā stacionāros ārstējas 1125 pacienti:— NVD (@VMNVD) January 9, 2021
▫️ jauni Covid-19 gadījumi stacionāros – 148 (t. sk. 11 pārvesti);
▫️ 1051 ar vidēji smagu slimības gaitu, 74 ar smagu slimības gaitu;
▫️ pēdējās diennakts laikā no stacionāra izrakstīti 162 pacienti (t. sk. 11 pārvesti) – kopā 4235.
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.