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Covid case total rises by 931 on Friday in Latvia

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 931 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Latvia Friday January 29.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 64,923.

Fridays generally bring some of the highest numbers of positive new Covid-19 cases. A week ago on Friday January 22, 900 cases were recorded and a week before that on January 15, the daily total was 1,084 cases. January 8 brought 1,237 cases.  

Of 11,507 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 8.1% of tests were positive, slightly down on the 8.8% rate the previous day.

Sadly, 18 more deaths were also confirmed January 29. Of those, two victims were aged 55-60, five were aged 60-70, three were aged 70-80, six were aged 80-90 and two were aged 90-95 years.

A total of 1,166 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. 

By January 28, a total of 16,998 people had received a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine while 4,357 have received a second dose.

On January 29 Lithuania confirmed 860 new cases of coronavirus and 15 deaths, while Estonia confirmed 691 new cases and three deaths.

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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