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.
📈 Pēdējo 24h laikā:— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) January 13, 2021
▫️veikti 12 293 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 1 255 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi;
▫️saņemti ziņojumi par 27 mirušajiem (četri cilvēki 55-65 gadu vecumā, pieci 65-75 gadu vecumā, vienpadsmit 75-85 gadu vecumā, septiņi 85-95 gadu vecumā).
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.
💉Aizvadītā dienā pret Covid-19 vakcinēti 1592 cilvēki. Kopā vakcinēti 9899 cilvēki. Datus atradīsi: https://t.co/vUeNXgpEuD— NVD (@VMNVD) January 13, 2021
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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.