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Over 1,200 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Latvia

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said January 13 that 1,255 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Latvia during the last 24 hours.

The highest daily total so far remains December 31, when 1,861 new infections were confirmed.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 52,032.

Of 12,293 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 10.2% were positive, up on the 7% rate the previous day.

Unfortunately 27 more deaths were also confirmed. Of those, four victims were aged 55-65, five were aged 65-75, eleven were aged 75-85 and seven were aged 85-95.

In total 905 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. 1224 patients are currently being treated for coronavirus symptoms in Latvian hospitals. 1,155 patients have moderate symptoms but 69 more serious symptoms.

The National Health Service (NVD) said 1,592 people received the Covid-19 vaccine during the previous 24 hours, taking the total number so far to 9,899.

 

Meanwhile in Lithuania 1,694 new cases of Covid-19 and 34 deaths were recorded Wednesday, and in Estonia 855 cases and 9 deaths were recorded.

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

You can read the full text of the emergency laws in English via our previous story.

You can read about the recently-introduced 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 emegency 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.

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