The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic stands at 56,720.
The highest daily total so far remains December 31, when 1,861 new infections were confirmed.
Of 13,629 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 6% were positive, down on the 7.1% rate the previous day.
📈 Pēdējo 24h laikā:— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) January 19, 2021
▫️veikti 13 629 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 812 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi;
▫️saņemti ziņojumi par 29 mirušajiem (divi cilvēki 45-55 gadu vecumā, divi 55-65 gadu vecumā, četri 65-75 gadu vecumā, piecpadsmit 75-85 gadu vecumā, seši 85-95 gadu vecumā).
Unfortunately 29 more deaths were also confirmed. Of those, two victims were aged 45-55, two were aged 55-65, four were aged 65-75, fifteen were aged 75-85 and six were aged 85-95.
As a result the death toll has risen past the 1,000 mark. A total of 1,012 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
According to the National Health Service (NVD), 1,157 Covid-19 patients are currently being treated in hospital. 95 of those have severe symptoms of the disease.
The NVD also said that 839 people received the Covid-19 vaccine during the previous 24 hours, taking the total number so far to 16,641, including 571 medics who have received two doses.
💉Aizvadītā dienā pret Covid-19 vakcinēti 839 cilvēki - t. sk. abas vakcīnas saņēmuši 571. Kopā vakcinēts 16641 cilvēks. Datus atradīsi: https://t.co/vUeNXgpEuD— NVD (@VMNVD) January 19, 2021
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.
You can read the full text of the emergency laws in English via our earlier story.
You can read about the curfew conditions HERE.
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 until January 25.
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 will also need to show a negative Covid-19 test from a maximum 72 hours before arrival or proof of vaccination.