The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic stands at 39,043 on December 30
Of 11,971 tests carried out, 11.4% were positive.
? Pēdējo 24h laikā:— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) December 30, 2020
▫️veikts 11 971 Covid-19 izmklējums;
▫️reģistrēti 1367 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi;
▫️saņemti ziņojumi par 23 mirušajiem (četri cilvēki vecumā no 55-65 gadiem, astoņi vecumā no 70-80 gadiem, desmit vecumā no 80-90 gadiem, viens vecumā no 90-95 gadiem).
Unfortunately 23 deaths were also confirmed. Of those, four victims were aged 55-65, eight were aged 70-80, ten were aged 80-90 and one was aged 90-95.
In total 626 people have died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
According to the National Health Service (NVD) 1,058 patients are currently being treated for coronavirus symptoms in Latvia's hospitals. The figure is just one fewer than the previous day. Of that number 60 have serious symptoms.
Covid-19 gadījumi stacionāros – 151 (t. sk. 8 pārvesti). Kopā stacionāros ārstējas 1058 pacienti: 998 ar vidēji smagu slimības gaitu, 60 ar smagu slimības gaitu. Pēdējās diennakts laikā no stacionāra izrakstīti 129 pacienti (t. sk. 8 pārvesti) – kopā 3317.— NVD (@VMNVD) December 30, 2020
Meanwhile in Lithuania 3,934 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded, plus 75 deaths on December 30 and in Estonia the figures were 968 cases and 5 deaths. Consequently all three Baltic states recorded new daily highs Wednesday in terms of case counts during the previous 24 hours.
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 which includes the latest updates to regulations over the Christmas and New Year period. 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.
As reported previously by LSM, the full regulations relating to the current state of emergency in force are available to read online in English translation.
The number for medical emergencies is 113.
There is also an information line to answer any questions you might have about the veracity of facts about COVID-19 on 8345.
The SPKC has information in English about the approved methods of protecting yourself from the virus.
All arrivals (including returnees) need to fill in an electronic declaration prior to coming to Latvia. It is available at the website covidpass.lv.