Sunday brings 400 new cases of Covid-19 in Latvia

On Sunday February 21, Latvia recorded 410 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 81,519.

Of 4,819 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 8.5% of tests were positive. 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 above the 500 mark at 509.

Four more deaths were also confirmed February 21. Two victims were aged 50-55 and two were aged 80-85 years.

A total of 1,542 people have now died in Latvia as a result of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic according to  official statistics  .

The National Health Service (NVD) reported that 819 patients are being for coronavirus symptoms in Latvian hospitals, of whom 79 are exhibiting serious symptoms.

Furthermore February 29 saw just 281 people receiving a first dose of vaccine, while 18 received a second dose. So far 27,540 people have received a first shot while 16,783 have received a second shot.

On February 21,  Lithuania reported 463 coronavirus cases and 9 deaths, while  Estonia reported 583 cases and 7 deaths.

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  covidpass.lv  . 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.

LSM.LV

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