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Covid case total increases by 338 Monday in Latvia

On Monday, May 10, Latvia recorded 338 new cases of Covid-19 infection. The new cases of Covid-19 were registered during the previous 24 hours, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 124,301.

Of 5,796 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 5.9% were positive, up on the 3.4% rate the day before and above the 4% rate that is regarded as the threshold at which the virus is spreading in an uncontrolled manner. However, it should be noted that Monday's figures are generally the lowest of the week in absolute numbers due to a smaller number of tests being carried out on Sundays.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose again from 453.3 Sunday to 459.5 Monday. Anything over 200 is classed as a "very high risk" pandemic situation under the government's four-stage "traffic light" system. 

One more death was also confirmed Monday, taking the total death toll since the start of the pandemic to 2,213. 

Meanwhile in Estonia 199 new cases were confirmed Monday while in Lithuania 786 cases were confirmed.

Covid-19 information

You can find all the latest Covid-19 statistics 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. Physical distancing and frequent hand washing and sanitary cleaning habits are encouraged.

The dedicated hotline for Covid-19 related inquiries (24 hours, 7 days a week) is 8345​. The number for medical emergencies is 113.

There is a Latvian language hotline 8989 which allows people to both register for vaccination and receive answers to questions about the process of vaccination.

There is also a website to register for vaccination, https://manavakcina.lv/ which includes an English-language version.  See this earlier story for a simple summary of what to do.

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.

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