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Covid-19 case total rises by 842 on Thursday

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 842 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Latvia on Thursday, February 11.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 74,701.

Of 12,340 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 6.8% of tests were positive, down on the 8% rate from the day before, when a near-identical number of tests were carried out.

Sadly 21 more deaths were also confirmed February 11. Two victims were aged 45-55 years, three were aged 55-65, eight were aged 65-75, four were aged 75-85 and four were aged 85-95.

A total of 1,416 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic according to official statistics

The 14-day cumulative case count per 100,000 residents dipped from 567.8 Wednesday to 561.4 Thursday.

 

On February 11, Lithuania reported 487 new Covid-19 cases and 19 deaths, while in Estonia the figure was 677 cases and 3 deaths.

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 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 in our other story

Since 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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