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455 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Latvia

Latvia recorded its second-highest number of COVID-19 cases in a single day so far on November 13. 

According to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), 455 cases were registered, down from the previous day's record of 533. The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 9,836. 

Of 6,734 tests carried out in total, 6.8% were positive, down on 7.8% the previous day. 

Nine deaths were recorded, with one victim aged 45 to 50, three aged 65 to 75, two aged 75 to 85, and three aged 85 to 95.

So far 1,515 patients have recovered from infection and 116 have died.

The National Health Service (NVD) said Latvia's hospitals have 318 patients being treated for coronavirus symptoms at the moment (up on 312 the previous day), of whom 305 are displaying moderate symptoms while 13 have serious symptoms. 

On November 13, Estonia reported 259 new cases of coronavirus, and Lithuania reported a record 2,062 new cases.

On November 12, the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population was 192.9 in Latvia, 577.1 in Lithuania and 144.8 in Estonia, according to data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. The trend in all three Baltic states is 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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