The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 72,869.
Of 13,108 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 6% of tests were positive, well down on the 8.7% rate from the day before.
? Pēdējo 24h laikā:— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) February 9, 2021
▫️veikti 13 108 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēts 781 jauns inficēšanās gadījums;
▫️saņemti ziņojumi par 16 mirušajiem (trīs cilvēki 50-60 gadu vecumā, viens 60-70 gadu vecumā, divi 70-80 gadu vecumā, desmit 80-95 gadu vecumā).
Unfortunately 16 more deaths were also confirmed February 9. Three victims were aged 50-60, one was aged 60-70, two were aged 70-80 and ten were aged 80-95 years.
A total of 1,363 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic according to official statistics.
The National Health Service (NVD) reported that the number of patients being treated for symptoms of coronavirus in hospital has fallen back below the 1,000 mark. Of 966 patients currently being treated, 101 are classed as having serious symptoms.
? Kopā stacionāros ārstējas 966 pacienti:— NVD (@VMNVD) February 9, 2021
▫️ jauni Covid-19 gadījumi stacionāros – 100 (t. sk. 3 pārvesti);
▫️ 865 ar vidēji smagu slimības gaitu, 101 ar smagu slimības gaitu;
▫️ pēdējās diennakts laikā no stacionāra izrakstīti 117 pacienti (t. sk. 3 pārvesti) – kopā 6 916.
The NVD also said that during the last 24 hours, 256 people received a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine while 155 people received a second dose. In total, 18,065 people have received the first dose of the vaccine, and 14,538 have already received the second dose.
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 on our other story. 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.