The highest daily total so far was on December 31, when 1,861 new infections were confirmed.
The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 42,497.
Of 5,896 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 9.6% were positive.
? Pēdējo 24h laikā:— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) January 3, 2021
▫️veikti 5896 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 568 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi;
Twelve deaths were also confirmed. Of those, one victim was aged 40-45 years, one was aged 50-55, four were aged 70-80, four were aged 80-90 and two were aged 90-95.
In total 680 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
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 which includes the latest updates to regulations over the Christmas and New Year period. 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 full 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 for the New Year period in English HERE.
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.