316 new cases of COVID-19 found in Latvia

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Latvia recorded 316 new cases of COVID-19 on November 15, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), down from the previous day's total of 395.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 10,547. 

Of 4,058 tests carried out in total, 7.8% were positive, up on the 6.1% ratio the previous day. 

Two deaths were recorded, with one victim aged 75 to 80 and one aged 85 to 90.

So far 1,515 patients have recovered from infection and 123 have died.

The National Health Service (NVD) said Latvia's hospitals have 344 patients being treated for coronavirus symptoms at the moment (up on 329 the previous day), of whom 331 are displaying moderate symptoms while 13 have serious symptoms. 

On November 15, Estonia reported 226 new cases of coronavirus, and Lithuania reported 1,372 new cases.

On November 15, the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population was 225.9 in Latvia, 664.3 in Lithuania and 169.3 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.

As reported elsewhere by LSM, the full regulations relating to the current state of emergency in force until December 6 are now available to read online in an official English translation.

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.

There is also an information line to answer any questions you might have about the veracity of facts about COVID-19 on 8345.

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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