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Covid-19 case total rises by 376 Sunday in Latvia

On Sunday February 28, Latvia recorded 376 new cases of Covid-19, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 86,186.

Of 4,839 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 7.8% were positive, up on the 6.8% ratio the day before, when a much greater number of tests was carried out. 4% is regarded as the threshold rate at which the virus is spreading in an uncontrolled manner.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants remained just below the 500 threshold, rising from 499.5 Saturday to 496.9 Sunday. Anything over 200 is rated as a "very high risk" situation.

Unfortunately 4 more deaths were also confirmed February 28. Two victims were aged 70-79, one was aged 80-89 and one 90-99 years.

A total of 1,618 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) said that on February 2 some 537 people received a first vaccination dose while just 6 received a second dose. In all 44,938 people have received a first dose and 16,995 have received two doses.

759 patients are currently being treated for coronavirus symptoms in Latvian hospitals, of which 77 are displaying serious symptoms.

Covid-19 information

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.

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 April 6, entry to Latvia is only allowed for the reasons listed in our other story

Since January 15 arrivals have needed to show a negative Covid-19 test from a maximum 72 hours before arrival.

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