The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 81,519.
Of 4,819 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 8.5% of tests were positive. 4% is regarded as the threshold rate at which the virus is spreading in an uncontrolled manner. The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants remains above the 500 mark at 509.
? Pēdējo 24h laikā:— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) February 21, 2021
▫️veikti 4819 Covid-19 izmeklējumi;
▫️reģistrēti 410 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi;
▫️saņemti ziņojumi par 4 mirušajiem (divi cilvēki 50-55 gadu vecumā, divi 80-85 gadu vecumā).
Four more deaths were also confirmed February 21. Two victims were aged 50-55 and two were aged 80-85 years.
A total of 1,542 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic according to official statistics.
The National Health Service (NVD) reported that 819 patients are being for coronavirus symptoms in Latvian hospitals, of whom 79 are exhibiting serious symptoms.
Furthermore February 29 saw just 281 people receiving a first dose of vaccine, while 18 received a second dose. So far 27,540 people have received a first shot while 16,783 have received a second shot.
You can find all the latest Covid-19 statistics, including breakdowns by geographic location and age, at this official website.
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 April 6.
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. Until February 25, entry to Latvia is only allowed for the reasons listed in our other story.
Since 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.