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Covid case total increases by 411 in Latvia

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 411 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Latvia on Monday, February 1.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 66,652.

Of 3,944 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 10.4% of tests were positive, up on the 9.9% rate the previous day.

Mondays generally bring the lowest numbers of new cases due to fewer tests being conducted on Sundays. A week ago on January 25, 223 cases were confirmed. A week before that on January 18, 244 cases were confirmed, and on January 11 there were 331 cases. 

Seven more deaths were also confirmed February 1. Of those, two victims were aged 35-45, one was aged 55-60, two were aged 70-75 and two were aged 80-85.

A total of 1,202 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. 

According to the National Health Service (NVD), nearly 1,100 people are currently being treated in Latvia's hospitals for coronavirus symptoms. Of 1,097 such patients, 109 are displaying serious symptoms.

On February 1, Lithuania reported 355 new Covid-19 cases, and in Estonia the figure was 367 cases.

Covid-19 information

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 February 7 and the current "quiet period" restrictions regarding Covid-19 has been extended until February 7. Friday nights and Saturday nights remain subject to a 22:00-05:00 curfew. You can read about the curfew conditions at this official site.

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. From 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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