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Sunday brings 567 Covid-19 cases in Latvia

Sunday in Latvia brought another 567 new cases of Covid-19, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic stands at 55,664 on January 17.

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

Of 6,576 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 8.6% were positive, almost exactly the same as the 8.7% rate the previous day and the 8.8% rate of Friday.

17 more deaths were also confirmed. Of those, one victim was aged 45-50 years, two were aged 65-70, seven were aged 70-80, five were aged 80-90 and two were aged 90-95.

In total 978 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. 

644 people received the Covid-19 vaccine during the previous 24 hours, taking the total number so far to 15,620.

On January 17, Lithuania reported 836 cases of coronavirus and in Estonia the figure was 390.

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 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.

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