32 cases of COVID-19 found in Latvia

32 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Latvia on September 29, the total since the start of the pandemic rising to 1,729 as a result.

One more death was recorded Tuesday, with the fatality toll rising to 37. The victim was aged 80 to 85.

Double-digit daily figures have been prevailing lately, which is a worrying trend.

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 3,517 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period. 

In total 315,747 tests have been carried out since February 29.

So far 1,307 patients have recovered from infection.

Seven patients have been hospitalized, which is a big leap for one day. 16 patients are in hospital, all of whom are described as having moderate symptoms of the disease.

 

 

On September 28 the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population was 10.5 in Latvia, 37.6 in Lithuania and 39.6 in Estonia, according to data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Latvia's rate remains the lowest in the European Union and one of the lowest in the world, but has been on a steady upward trend during the past week.

The threshold for the introduction of compulsory self-isolation upon arrival in Latvia is 16. See our other story about the latest list of countries which require self-isolation for people arriving in Latvia. The country list is updated every Friday afternoon.

COVID-19 information

A useful 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.

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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, symptoms and medical procedures and an interactive map plotting the incidence and distribution of the disease in Latvia.

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