The highest daily total remains 1,040 cases recorded on December 17. Monday's figures are usually the lowest of the week due to a smaller number of tests being carried out on Sundays.
Of 3,730 tests carried out in the previous 24 hours, 10.6% were positive, down slightly on the 11.6% figure of Sunday.
? Pēdējo 24h laikā:— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) December 21, 2020
▫️veikti 3730 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 395 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi;
▫️miruši 4 cilvēki (viens vecumā no 55-60 gadiem, viens vecumā no 65-70 gadiem, divi vecumā no 80-85 gadiem).
Unfortunately, four more deaths were also confirmed Monday. One victim was aged 55-60, one was aged 65-70 and two were aged 80-85.
So far 443 people have died from the coronavirus in Latvia since the start of the pandemic.
According to the National Health Service (NVD), the number of people being treated in hospital for coronavirus symptoms is approaching the 1,000 mark. 983 people are being treated of whom 56 are exhibiting serious symptoms.
Jauni Covid-19 gadījumi stacionāros – 115. Kopā stacionāros ārstējas 983 pacienti: 927 ar vidēji smagu slimības gaitu, 56 ar smagu slimības gaitu. Pēdējās diennakts laikā no stacionāra izrakstīti 10 pacienti – kopā 2542.— NVD (@VMNVD) December 21, 2020
All three Baltic states continue to battle the virus. On December 21, Estonia reported 287 new cases of coronavirus and seven deaths, while Lithuania remains one of the hardest-hit countries in Europe with 2,130 new cases and 20 deaths confirmed Monday.
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 which includes the latest updates to regulations over the Christmas and New Year period. 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 full regulations relating to the current state of emergency in force until January 11 are available to read online in English translation.
The number for medical emergencies is 113, the number for enquiring about a COVID-19 test if you have developed some potential symptoms after returning from overseas or being in contact with someone confirmed as having coronavirus is 8303.
There is also an information line to answer any questions you might have about the veracity of facts about COVID-19 on 8345.
The SPKC has information in English about the approved methods of protecting yourself from the virus.
All arrivals (including returnees) need to fill in an electronic declaration prior to coming to Latvia. It is available at the website covidpass.lv.