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Nearly 1,000 new cases of Covid-19 in Latvia

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 990 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Latvia on Wednesday, February 10.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 73,859.

Of 12,334 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 8% of tests were positive, up on the 6% rate from the day before. There is a strong weekly pattern to the figures with mid-week and late-week numbers usually higher than those at the start of the week.

Unfortunately 32 more deaths were also confirmed February 10. Three victims were aged 50-60, six were aged 60-70, five were aged 70-80 and eighteen were aged 80-90 years. This is the joint-third-highest daily death toll of the pandemic so far.

A total of 1,363 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic according to official statistics

The 14-day cumulative case count per 100,000 residents is 567.8.

 

The National Health Service (NVD) said that during the last 24 hours, 131 people received a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine while 37 people received a second dose. In total, 18,215 people have received the first dose of the vaccine, and 14,609 have already received the second dose.

On February 10, Lithuania reported 569 new Covid-19 cases and 12 deaths, while in Estonia the figure was 798 cases and 3 deaths.

Covid-19 information

You can find all the latest Covid-19 statistics, including breakdowns by geographic location and age, 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 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.

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