On Sunday, May 16, Latvia recorded 381 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 127,978.
Of 5,590 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 6,8% were positive, up rapidly on the 3.7% the day before but typical to Sundays as the number of tests performed is usually smaller. 4% is regarded as the threshold at which the virus is spreading in an uncontrolled manner.
The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants remained exactly the same as the day before, at 431.3. Anything over 200 is classed as a “very high risk” pandemic situation under the government’s four-stage “traffic light” system.
📈 Pēdējo 24h laikā: ▫️veikti 5590 Covid-19 izmeklējumi; ▫️reģistrēts 381 jauns inficēšanās gadījums; ▫️saņemti ziņojumi par 9 mirušajiem (divi cilvēki 50-59 gadu vecumā, trīs 70-79 gadu vecumā, divi 80-89 gadu vecumā, divi 90-99 gadu vecumā). pic.twitter.com/gdfkJqfvW8 — SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) May 16, 2021
Nine deaths were unfortunately confirmed Sunday, taking the total death toll since the start of the pandemic to 2,266.
Meanwhile in Estonia 131 new cases were confirmed May 16 while in Lithuania 740 cases were confirmed.
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 .