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395 new cases of COVID-19, plus five more deaths in Latvia

Latvia recorded 395 new cases of COVID-19 on November 14. 

According to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), 395 cases were registered, down from the previous day's total of 455.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic passed the 10,000 mark in the process and now stands at 10,231. 

Of 6,442 tests carried out in total, 6.1% were positive, down slightly on 6.8% ratio the previous day. 

Five deaths were recorded, with one victim aged 65 to 70, one aged 70 to 75, one aged 75 to 80 and two aged 85 to 90.

So far 1,515 patients have recovered from infection and 121 have died.

The National Health Service (NVD) said Latvia's hospitals have 329 patients being treated for coronavirus symptoms at the moment (up on 318 the previous day), of whom 315 are displaying moderate symptoms while 14 have serious symptoms. 

On November 14, Estonia reported 265 new cases of coronavirus, and Lithuania reported 1,531 new cases.

On November 14, the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population was 216.5 in Latvia, 646.2 in Lithuania and 179.4 in Estonia, according to data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. The trend in all three Baltic states remains upward.

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 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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