Two deaths were also confirmed, of people aged between 70 and 90.
Of 5,235 tests carried out, 3.3% were positive, down on the 5.8% rate the previous day. A rate of more than 3% is regarded as an indication that the disease is spreading rapidly.
So far 1,444 patients have recovered from infection and 77 have died.
Pēdējo 24h laikā veikti 5235 COVID-19 izmeklējumi, reģistrēts 171 jauns inficēšanās gadījums, 2 personas mirušas (1 persona vecuma grupā no 70 līdz 75, 1 persona vecuma grupā no 85 līdz 80).— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) November 3, 2020
On November 2, the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population was 139.9 in Latvia, 293.4 in Lithuania and 68.5 in Estonia, according to data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
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 shops and many other public places.
The number for medical emergencies is 113, the number for enquiring about a COVID-19 test if you have developed some potential symptoms after returning from overseas or being in contact with someone confirmed as having coronavirus is 8303 and the SPKC COVID-19 advice helpline is 67387661.
The SPKC has information in English about the approved methods of protecting yourself from the virus.
All arrivals (including returnees) need to fill in an electronic declaration prior to coming to Latvia. It is available at the website covidpass.lv.