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Just under 500 new cases of Covid-19 in Latvia

On Thursday, May 20, Latvia recorded 497 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 129,794.  

Of 16,546 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 3% were positive, down on the previous day's 4.1% rate.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants also fell slightly from 448.8 Wednesday to 434.3 Thursday. Anything over 200 is classed as a "very high risk" pandemic situation under the government's four-stage "traffic light" system. 

Three more deaths were also confirmed Thursday, all of them in the 70-79 year-old age bracket, taking the total death toll since the start of the pandemic to 2,301.

Covid-19 information

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 includes an English-language version.  See this earlier story for a simple summary of what to do.

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.

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