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Coronavirus case total increases by 132 in Latvia

Latvia confirmed 132 new cases of COVID-19 on November 2, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 6,268.

Three deaths were also confirmed. One of the victims was aged 60 to 65, and two 70 to 75.

Of 2,258 tests carried out, 5.8% were positive, down on the 6.2% rate the previous day. A rate of more than 3% is regarded as an indication that the disease is spreading rapidly.

So far 1,406 patients have recovered from infection and 77 have died.

The National Health Service (NVD) said Latvia's hospitals have 237 patients being treated for coronavirus symptoms at the moment (up on 223 the previous day), of which 222 are displaying moderate symptoms while 15 have serious symptoms. 

On November 2, the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population was 139.9 in Latvia, 293.4 in Lithuania and 68.5 in Estonia, according to data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

On November 2 Estonia recorded 61 new cases of coronavirus and Lithuania recorded 837. The situation in Lithuania is particularly concerning with 1,001 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday and 895 on Sunday.

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.

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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