The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 119,370.
Of 12,637 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 6.4% were positive, up on the 4.6% rate the day before. 4% is regarded as the threshold at which the virus is spreading in an uncontrolled manner.
The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose further from 430.6 Friday to 438.9 Saturday. 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 1, 2021
▫️veikti 12 637 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 812 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi;
▫️saņemti ziņojumi par 8 mirušajiem (divi cilvēki 40-49 gadu vecumā, viens 60-69 gadu vecumā, viens 70-79 gadu vecumā, divi 80-89 gadu vecumā, divi 90-99 gadu vecumā).
Eight more deaths were confirmed, taking the total death toll since the start of the pandemic to 2,131.
According to the National Health Service (NVD), on April 30 a total of 6,674 people received a first Covid-19 vaccine and 1,987 people received a second dose.
?Aktuālā statistika par vakcināciju pret Covid-19. Vakar, 30. aprīlī, pirmo vakcīnas devu saņēmuši 6674 cilvēki, savukārt otro devu - 1987 cilvēki. pic.twitter.com/hHdfiewQKX— NVD (@VMNVD) May 1, 2021
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 is currently available in Latvian, Russian and a newly-released English-language version.
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 and arrivals need to show a negative Covid-19 test from a maximum 72 hours before arrival.