Covid-19 case total rises by 256 Saturday in Latvia

On Saturday, June 5, Latvia recorded 256 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). The figure is three fewer than the number recorded Friday.

The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 134,677.  

Of 9.367 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 2.7% were positive, up slightly on the 2.7% rate of Friday but in line with recent figures around the 3% mark.

Continuing the encouraging trend of the last two weeks, the 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants fell yet again from 219.2 Friday to 209.4 Saturday.

Unfortunately five deaths were registered Friday, the death toll since the start of the pandemic now reaching 2,407.

Meanwhile in  Estonia   63 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed June 5, while in  Lithuania the figure was 334.

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,   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  .


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