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Latvia's Covid-19 case total increases by 331

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said January 11 that 331 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Latvia during the previous 24 hours.

The highest daily total so far remains December 31, when 1,861 new infections were confirmed.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 49,899.

Of 4,179 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 7.9% were positive, down slightly on the 9.7% rate the previous day. Monday's figures are usually among the lowest of the week due to a smaller number of tests carried out on Sundays.

Unfortunately 15 more deaths were also confirmed January 11. Of those, one person was aged 40-45, one was aged 55-60, two were aged 60-65, five were aged 70-80, four were aged 80-85 and two were aged 90-95.

In total 864 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

The National Health Service (NVD) said that 1,200 patients are currently being treated for coronavirus symptoms in Latvian hospitals, including 73 patients with serious symptoms. 

Meanwhile in Lithuania 775 new cases of Covid-19 and 32 deaths were recorded Monday, and in Estonia 290 cases and four deaths were recorded.

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.

As reported previously by LSM, the regulations relating to the current state of emergency in force are available to read online in English translation. You can read about the recently-introduced curfew conditions HERE.

The current state of emegency runs until February 7 and the current "quiet period" restrictions regarding Covid-19 until January 25. 

The number for medical emergencies is 113.

All arrivals (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 will also need to show a negative Covid test from a maximum 72 hours before arrival or proof of vaccination.

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