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Latvia's Covid-19 case total passes 50,000 mark

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said January 12 that 878 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Latvia during the last 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 has now passed the 50,000 mark to stand at 50,777.

Of 12,516 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 7% were positive, down on the 7.9% rate the previous day.

Unfortunately 18 more deaths were also confirmed January 11. Of those, four victims were aged 55-65, three were aged 65-70, ten were aged 80-90 and one was aged 90-95.

In total 882 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

Meanwhile in Lithuania 902 new cases of Covid-19 and 27 deaths were recorded Tuesday, and in Estonia 335 cases and 5 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

You can read the full text of the emergency laws in English via our previous story.

You can read about the recently-introduced curfew conditions HERE.

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 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 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 will also need to show a negative Covid-19 test from a maximum 72 hours before arrival or proof of vaccination.

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