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399 new COVID-19 cases confirmed Saturday in Latvia

Second day of Christmas brought 399 new cases of COVID-19 in Latvia, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic stands at 35,819 on December 26.

The highest case count in a single day so far is 1,270, recorded on December 24.

Of 3,001 tests carried out during the previous 24 hours, 13.3% were positive, down on the 16.5% figure of Friday.

Thirteen deaths were also confirmed. Of those, one victim was aged 60-65, two were aged 75-80, seven were aged 80-90 and three were aged 90-100.

According to the National Health Service (NVD), the number of people being treated in hospital for coronavirus symptoms stands at 989, of which 52 are exhibiting serious symptoms. 

Meanwhile in Lithuania 2,350 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded December 26 and in Estonia the figure was 446 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 which includes the latest updates to regulations over the Christmas and New Year period. Use of nose and mouth coverings is compulsory in all public places indoors, including workplaces, and there are restrictions on what goods can be bought from stores.

As reported previously by LSM, the full regulations relating to the current state of emergency in force until January 11 are available to read online in 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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