On Monday, April 5, Latvia recorded 119 new cases of Covid-19, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 104,224.
the low number is explained by the fact that only 3,139 tests were carried out. Of that number 3.8% of tests were positive, down on the 5.7% figure the day before. 4% is regarded as the threshold at which the virus is spreading in an uncontrolled manner.
Meanwhile the 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants fell slightly from 351 Sunday to 348 Monday. Anything over 200 is classed as a “very high risk” pandemic situation.
Sadly, three more deaths were confirmed April 5. One victim was aged aged 70-79 years, one was aged 80-89 and one was aged 90-99.
A total of 1,934 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic according to official statistics .
On April 5 in Estonia 382 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded and in Lithuania the figure was 600 new cases.