171 new cases of COVID-19 in Latvia

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Latvia confirmed 171 new cases of COVID-19 on November 3, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 6,439.

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.

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.

COVID-19 information

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.

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