Latvia's Covid-19 case total rises by 361 on Sunday

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On Sunday, April 25, Latvia recorded 361 new cases of Covid-19, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). 

The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 115,316.

Of 5,439 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 6.6% were positive, up on the 4.8% rate the day before. 4% is regarded as the threshold at which the virus is spreading in an uncontrolled manner.

The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants stayed almost unchanged, dropping very slightly from 404.4 Saturday to 404.1 Sunday. Anything over 200 is classed as a "very high risk" pandemic situation under the government's four-stage "traffic light" system.

One more death was confirmed April 25 taking the death toll since the start of the pandemic to 2,102.

According to the National Health Service (NVD) 672 patients are currently being treated for Covid-19 symptoms in Latvia's hospitals, of which number 78 are displaying serious symptoms. 

The NVD also said that 2,620 people were vaccinated against Covid-19 on Saturday, with a further 225 people receiving a second shot. Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts said 41,073 vaccinations had been carried out during the last week and promised "next week there will be more".

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, 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 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, which is currently available in Latvian and Russian. An English-language version is slated for mid-to-late April. 

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 Until April 6, entry to Latvia is only allowed for the reasons listed in our other story

Since January 15 arrivals have needed to show a negative Covid-19 test from a maximum 72 hours before arrival.

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