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More than 1,100 new cases of coronavirus in Latvia

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 1,103 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Latvia Wednesday January 27.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 63,027.

Of 12,197 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 9% of tests were positive, sharply up on the 5.5% rate the previous day when a similar number of tests were conducted.

The last time more than 1,000 positive tests were recorded in a single day was exactly a week ago on January 20, when 1,088 cases were registered.

Twelve more deaths were also confirmed January 27, for the second day in a row. Of those, one victim was aged 55-60, four were aged 60-70, four were aged 70-80, two were aged 80-90 and one was aged 90-95.

A total of 1,138 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. 

the National Health Service (NVD) said more than 1,000 people remain being treated in Latvian hospitals for coronavirus symptoms. Of 1,052 patients, 104 have serious symptoms.

On January 27 Lithuania confirmed 1,278 new cases of coronavirus and Estonia confirmed 636 new cases.

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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