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215 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Latvia

Latvia recorded 215 new cases of COVID-19 November 8, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 8,095.

This is nearly half the number of yesterday's record 404. However, fewer tests were also carried out: compared to yesterday's 6,651, on Sunday, 3,744 tests were carried out. Of those, 5.7% were positive, slightly down on the 6.1% rate the previous day.

Three deaths were also recorded, one victim aged 70 to 75, two aged 85 to 95.

So far 1,466 patients have recovered from infection and 99 have died.

The National Health Service (NVD) said Latvia's hospitals are currently treating 263 patients, 251 of which have moderate symptoms of the disease, whereas 12 have severe symptoms.

On November 7, the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population was 170.2 in Latvia, 416.7 in Lithuania and 106.1 in Estonia, according to data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. On November 8 Estonia recorded 192 new cases and Lithuania ten times that amount with 1,980 cases.

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

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