On Sunday, May 23, Latvia recorded 233 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 130,945.
Of 4,742 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 4.9% were positive, up on the 3.1% rate of Saturday and Friday. A higher percentage of positive tests is typical for Sundays as a lower number of tests is carried out.
The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants fell significantly again from 386.9 Saturday to 366 Sunday. Nevertheless, it is still well above the 200 threshold classed as a “very high risk” pandemic situation under the government’s four-stage “traffic light” system.
📈 Pēdējo 24h laikā: ▫️veikti 4742 Covid-19 izmeklējumi; ▫️reģistrēti 233 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi; ▫️saņemti ziņojumi par 3 mirušajiem (viens cilvēks 70-79 gadu vecumā, divi 80-89 gadu vecumā). — SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) May 23, 2021
Sadly, three more deaths were also confirmed Sunday, taking the total death toll since the start of the pandemic to 2,326.
Meanwhile in Estonia 103 cases were recorded May 23, and in Lithuania 459 cases and eight deaths were logged.
You can find all the latest Covid-19 statistics 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. Physical distancing and frequent hand washing and sanitary cleaning habits are encouraged.
The dedicated hotline for Covid-19 related inquiries (24 hours, 7 days a week) is 8345 . The number for medical emergencies is 113 .
There is a Latvian language hotline 8989 which allows people to both register for vaccination and receive answers to questions about the process of vaccination.
There is also a website to register for vaccination, https://manavakcina.lv/ which includes an English-language version. See this earlier story for a simple summary of what to do.
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 .