The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 129,297.
Of 14,728 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 4.1% were positive, up on the previous day's 3% rate.
The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants also rose from 435.6 Tuesday to 448.8 Wednesday. Anything over 200 is classed as a "very high risk" pandemic situation under the government's four-stage "traffic light" system.
📈 Pēdējo 24h laikā:— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) May 19, 2021
▫️veikti 14 728 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 609 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi;
Unfortunately, eighteen more deaths were also confirmed Wednesday, taking the total death toll since the start of the pandemic to 2,298. It is the highest daily death toll since May 7 when 19 fatalities were recorded.
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.
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.