The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 81,793.
Of 3,334 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 8.2% of tests were positive, down very slightly on the 8.5% ratio the day before. 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 virtually unchanged at 508.7, against 509 the previous day.
? Pēdējo 24h laikā:— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) February 22, 2021
▫️veikti 3334 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 274 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi;
▫️saņemti ziņojumi par 4 mirušajiem (viens cilvēks 55-60 gadu vecumā, divi 60-70 gadu vecumā, viens 75-80 gadu vecumā).
Four more deaths were also confirmed February 22. One victim was aged 55-60, two were aged 60-70 and one was aged 75-80 years.
A total of 1,546 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 854 patients are currently being treated in Latvia's hospitals for symptoms of coronavirus, of whom 83 have serious symptoms.
? Kopā stacionāros ārstējas 854 pacienti:— NVD (@VMNVD) February 22, 2021
▫️ jauni Covid-19 gadījumi stacionāros – 59;
▫️ 771 ar vidēji smagu slimības gaitu, 83 ar smagu slimības gaitu;
▫️ pēdējās diennakts laikā no stacionāra izrakstīti 10 pacienti – kopā 7 816.
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.