The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 107,240.
Of 16,852 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 4% were positive, up slightly on the 3.5% figure the day before and right at the 4% level 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 slightly for the third day in a row, from 338.6 Friday to 342.0 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) April 10, 2021
▫️veikti 16 852 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 666 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi;
▫️saņemti ziņojumi par 5 mirušajiem (viens cilvēks 50-59 gadu vecumā, viens 60-69 gadu vecumā, divi 70-79 gadu vecumā, viens 90-99 gadu vecumā).
Five more deaths were confirmed April 10. One victim was aged 50-59, one was aged 60-69, two were aged 70-79, and one was aged 90-99.
A total of 1,986 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic according to official statistics.
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, 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 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 and Russian. An English-language version is slated for mid-to-late April.
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 April 6, 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.