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89 new cases of COVID-19 in Latvia

Saturday, October 10 saw 89 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Latvia, a slight drop on the record 137 cases registered Friday and 109 cases on Thursday.

In total 2,596 cases of coronavirus have now been recorded in Latvia.

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 4,710 tests were conducted during the previous 24-hour period, the largest number so far in a single day.

In total 358,498 tests have been carried out since February 29.

So far 1,322 patients have recovered from infection and 40 have died.

Data from the National Health Service (NVD) show that 52 patients are being treated in hospitals. 47 patients show moderate symptoms of the disease, five have severe symptoms.

On October 9 the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population was 40.4 in Latvia, 55.7 in Lithuania and 51.6 in Estonia, according to data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

The threshold for the introduction of compulsory self-isolation upon arrival in Latvia is now pegged to Latvia's own rate of 40.4. Effectively arrivals from all European countrie except Finland, Cyprus, Norway and the Vatican must self-isolate for 10 days. 

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.

Cīņa ar #COVID19 izplatību nav noslēgusies - iepazīsties ar noteikumiem, kurus nepieciešams ievērot savas un sabiedrības veselības saglabāšanas nolūkā arī pēc ārkārtējās situācijas noslēguma! ☝?


— Valdības māja (@Brivibas36) June 10, 2020

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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