Confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases into double figures in Latvia

The latest update on confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in Latvia was published March 11, with the number rising from 8 to 10.

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said that of 17 tests carried out during the last 24 hours, 2 were positive, with both cases being part of the group that travelled back from northern Italy to Latvia that has produced the majority of previous cases.

In total 291 tests have been carried out since February 29, with 10 positive results.

More information on the situation with regard to the coronavirus outbreak in Europe is available at the homepage of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Among other things it has an interactive dashboard showing the spread of cases by country and region. The World Health Organization also offers a similar interactive tool.

Currently Latvian authorities are strongly advising against travel to six heavily-affected countries: Italy, China, Singapore, South Korea, Japan and Iran. However, it is also advised that the necessity of any foreign trips should be carefully considered.

People who have visited infected areas and show possible flu-like symptoms on their return are instructed to call 113 rather than visit their family doctor.

In neighboring Estonia as of March 10, a total of 13 people have been diagnosed with the virus, reported ERR News. Over 350 coronavirus tests have been carried out by the Health Board.

Meanwhile in Lithuania two new Covid-19 cases were confirmed on Tuesday night, reported LRT News, bringing the total number of coronavirus patients in the country to three.

Since 31 December 2019 and as of 10 March 2020, 114 243 cases of COVID-19 have been reported, including 4 023 deaths. The deaths have been reported from China (3 139), Italy (464), Iran (237), South Korea (54), France (30), Spain (28), United States (26), Japan (9), International conveyance in Japan (7), Iraq (6), United Kingdom (5), Australia (3), Netherlands (3), Germany (2), San Marino (2), Switzerland (2), Argentina (1), Canada (1), Egypt (1), Philippines (1), Taiwan (1) and Thailand (1).

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