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Covid-19 case total rises by more than 1,000 Saturday in Latvia

On Saturday, February 20, Latvia recorded 1,069 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 81,109.

Of 11,165 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 9.6% of tests were positive. 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 remains above the 500 mark at 513.1.

Five more deaths were also confirmed February 20. One victim was aged 45-50 years, one was aged 65-70, and three were aged 70-80.

A total of 1,538 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 16,800 new doses of the AstraZeneca Cavid-19 vaccine had been delivered to Latvia.

On February 20, Lithuania reported 561 coronavirus cases and 15 deaths, while Estonia reported 787 cases and 10 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.

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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