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New Covid-19 case total dips back below 1,000 on Thursday in Latvia

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 965 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Latvia Thursday January 28.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 63,992.

Thursdays generally bring some of the highest numbers of positive new Covid-19 cases. A week ago 902 cases were recorded on Thursday and a week before that the daily total was 950 cases.  

Of 10,982 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 8.8% of tests were positive, roughly the same as the 9% rate the previous day.

Ten more deaths were also confirmed January 28. Of those, one victim was aged 20-25, one was aged 40-46, one was aged 60-65, two were aged 70-80, and five were aged 80-55 years.

A total of 1,150 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. 

On January 28 Lithuania confirmed 953 new cases of coronavirus and Estonia confirmed 690 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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