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Latvia records 775 new cases of coronavirus

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 775 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Latvia on Tuesday, February 2.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 67,427.

Of 12,949 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 6% of tests were positive, down considerably on the 10.4% rate the previous day.

Seventeen more deaths were also confirmed February 2. Of those, two victims were aged 45-50, two were aged 55-65, four were aged 65-75, six were aged 75-85 and three were aged 85-95.

A total of 1,219 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. 

On February 2, Lithuania reported 546 new Covid-19 cases, and in Estonia the figure was 467 cases.

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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