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Covid-19 case total increases by 223

Monday January 25 brought 223 new cases of Covid-19 in Latvia, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 61,231.

Of 3,901 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 5.7% of tests were positive, sharply down on the 9.3% rate the previous day.

Monday's Covid figures are generally among the lowest of the week due to a smaller number of tests being carried out on Sundays. Even so, there is some hope in the fact that last Monday 244 positive cases were recorded, a week before that 331 cases were recorded and a week before that 621 cases were recorded.

Sadly, three more deaths were also confirmed January 25. Of those, two victims were aged 80-90 and one was aged 90-95.

A total of 1,114 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. 

On January 25 Lithuania confirmed 541 new cases of coronavirus and Estonia confirmed 259 new cases.

Covid-19 information

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 February 7 and the current "quiet period" restrictions regarding Covid-19 has been extended until February 7. Friday nights and Saturday nights remain subject to a 22:00-05:00 curfew. You can read about the curfew conditions at this official site.

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. From 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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