Covid-19 case total rises by 256 Saturday in Latvia

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On Saturday, June 5, Latvia recorded 256 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). The figure is three fewer than the number recorded Friday.

The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 134,677.  

Of 9.367 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 2.7% were positive, up slightly on the 2.4% rate of Friday but in line with recent figures around the 3% mark.

Continuing the encouraging trend of the last two weeks, the 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants fell yet again from 219.2 Friday to 209.4 Saturday.

Unfortunately five deaths were registered Saturday, the death toll since the start of the pandemic now reaching 2,407.

Meanwhile in Estonia 63 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed June 5, while in Lithuania the figure was 334.

Covid-19 information

You can find all the latest Covid-19 statistics 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. Physical distancing and frequent hand washing and sanitary cleaning habits are encouraged.

The dedicated hotline for Covid-19 related inquiries (24 hours, 7 days a week) is 8345​. The number for medical emergencies is 113.

There is a Latvian language hotline 8989 which allows people to both register for vaccination and receive answers to questions about the process of vaccination.

There is also a website to register for vaccination, which includes an English-language version.  See this earlier story for a simple summary of what to do.

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

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