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89 cases added to COVID-19 total in Latvia

Latvia recorded 89 new cases of COVID-19 on November 16, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), down on the previous day's total of 316.

The lower figure is partly explained by a smaller number of tests being carried out (2,343) but it is also worth noting that 3.8% of tests were positive, down significantly on 7.8% the previous day.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 10,636. 

Unfortunately three deaths were also recorded, with one victim aged 75 to 80 and two aged 85 to 90.

So far 1,515 patients have recovered from infection and 126 have died.

On November 16, Estonia reported 211 new cases of coronavirus, and Lithuania reported 1,152 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.

ℹ️ "Infodēmijas” laikā svarīgi ir sekot uzticamai informācijai. Izvērtē avotus, kur smelies ziņas par Covid-19.

Ja neesi pārliecināts par ziņas patiesumu un avota uzticamību, neizplati šo informāciju tālāk. pic.twitter.com/p3xckDlsSA

— Veselības ministrija (@veselibasmin) November 15, 2020

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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