Covid-19 case total rises by 1,374 in Latvia

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January 7 saw a steady rise in the number Covid-19 infections detected in Latvia with 1,374 new cases confirmed during the last 24 hours, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

The highest daily total so far remains December 31, when 1,861 new infections were confirmed, while Wednesday brought 1,229 new cases.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 46,545.

Of 13,525 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 10.2% were positive, up on the 8.8% rate the previous day.

Sadly, 36 more deaths were also confirmed January 7. Of those, one person was aged 45-50, two were aged 55-60, four were aged 60-70, nine were aged 70-80, fifteen were aged 80-90 and five were aged 90-95.

In total 790 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 during the last 24 hours 749 people were vaccinated, bringing the total so far to 4,595.

Meanwhile in Lithuania 2,331 new cases of COVID-19 and 30 deaths were recorded Thursday, and in Estonia the figures were 1,104 cases and 4 deaths. 

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.

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 for the New Year period in English HERE.

The current state of emegency runs until February 7. 

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

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