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Latvian Covid-19 case total rises by 785 on Saturday

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 785 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Latvia on Saturday, January 30.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 65,708.

A week ago on Saturday January 23, 910 cases were recorded and a week before that on January 16, the daily total was 1,031 cases. January 9 brought 1,170 cases.  

Of 9,960 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 7.9% of tests were positive, slightly down on the 8.1% rate the previous day.

Sadly, 14 more deaths were also confirmed January 30. Of those, one victim was aged 50-55, two were aged 60-70, four were aged 70-80, four were aged 80-90 nd three were ahed 90-95 years.

A total of 1,180 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. 

According to the National Health Service (NVD), just over 1,000 people are still beign treated in Latvia's hospitals for coronavirus symptoms. Of 1,032 such patients, 114 are displaying serious symptoms.

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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