He noted that Latvia is the only country in the vicinity that has detected infection with Covid-19 in a cat. Coronavirus antibodies have been found in several cats, Dumpis said.
Dumpis said that the particular cat has now travelled to Estonia, adding that all this had happened recently: samples collected from cats had been tested on 31 January. In total, samples were collected from 240 cats, some of which were pets of Covid-19 positive humans.
Cats were tested as part of a study within the framework a national research program on Covid-19 mitigation.