Covid-19 infection rate remains virtually unchanged Monday

On Monday February 22, Latvia recorded 274 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 now stands at 81,793.

Of 3,334 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 8.2%  of tests were positive, down very slightly on the 8.5% ratio the day before. 4% is regarded as the threshold rate at which the virus is spreading in an uncontrolled manner. The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants remains virtually unchanged at 508.7, against 509 the previous day.

Four more deaths were also confirmed February 22. One victim was aged 55-60, two were aged 60-70 and one was aged 75-80 years.

A total of 1,546 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic according to  official statistics  .

You can find all the latest Covid-19 statistics, including breakdowns by geographic location and age, 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, 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 April 6.

The dedicated Hotline for Covid-19 related inquiries (24 hours, 7 days a week) is  8345​ . 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  . Until February 25, entry to Latvia is only allowed for the reasons listed  in our other story     .

Since January 15 arrivals have needed to show  a negative Covid-19 test   from a maximum 72 hours before arrival or proof of vaccination or recovery from the coronavirus.


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