On Saturday, 1,044 cases were confirmed, bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 71,320.
Of 11,495 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 9.1% of tests were positive, up on the 7.6% rate from Thursday.
? Pēdējo 24h laikā:— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) February 6, 2021
▫️veikti 11 439 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 1044 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi; pic.twitter.com/fXI58X6LXs
Unfortunately, 18 more deaths were also confirmed February 6. One victim was aged 40-45, two were age 50-50, four were aged 60-70, three were aged 70-80, six were aged 80-90, and two were aged 90-95.
A total of 1,296 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
National Health Service (NVD) reported that the number of patients being treated for symptoms of coronavirus in hospital fell from 986 on Friday to 933 on Saturday. Of that number, 104 patients are exhibiting serious symptoms.
? Kopā stacionāros ārstējas 933 pacienti:— NVD (@VMNVD) February 6, 2021
▫️ jauni Covid-19 gadījumi stacionāros – 96 (t. sk. 6 pārvesti);
▫️ 829 ar vidēji smagu slimības gaitu, 104 ar smagu slimības gaitu;
▫️ pēdējās diennakts laikā no stacionāra izrakstīti 131 pacients (t. sk. 6 pārvesti) – kopā 6 757.
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 April 6 and the current "quiet period" restrictions regarding Covid-19 have been extended until then. However, some changes might follow depending on the epidemiological situation.
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. Until February 25, entry to Latvia is only allowed for the reasons listed on our other story. 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.