Coronavirus case total rises to 221 in Latvia

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The number of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Latvia increased to 221 on March 25.

A further 24 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Latvian territory, raising the total number of cases from 197 on Tuesday to 221 on Wednesday.

The new figure was released by the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) which said 1,151 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period - the largest number yet carried out in a single day.

In total 7,957 tests have been carried out since February 29.

Later in the day the SPKC updated its graphics related to the outbreak.

Meanwhile in Lithuania, LRT English reports the total number of COVID-19 cases was 255 on March 25, including the first case of infection in a young child and a second fatality.

In Estonia the number of coronavirus cases increased to 369 on March 24. ERR News reports the government has introduced even tighter regulations to limit opportunities for face-to-face contact between people with malls and playgrounds closing.

"I ask for an even greater effort by all of us to prevent the spread of coronavirus," said Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas. “We need to behave as 'our' society, not as 'my' society. It is in the interest of all Estonian people. The faster the coronavirus stops spreading, the faster we will return to our normal pace of life.”

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