Coronavirus cases in Latvia now number 376

The number of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Latvia increased to 376 on Monday, March 30.

A further 29 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Latvian territory, raising the total number of cases from 347 on Sunday to 376 on Monday.

The new figure was released by the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) which said 502 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period.

In total 14,313 tests have been carried out since February 29.

28 patients are in hospital, most of whom have moderate symptoms of the disease but three of whom are in a serious condition.

You can read [in English] the current emergency regulations introduced by the government to tackle the spread of coronavirus at the government website. As reported by LSM earlier today, the regulations were further extended following a government meeting March 29, enforcing a two-person, two-meter rule for physical social interactions.

There is also a dedicated official COVID-19 website with a variety of relevant information and contacts available in Latvian and Russian.

The SPKC has information in English about the approved methods of protecting yourself from the disease, symptoms and medical procedures and an interactive map plotting the incidence and distribution of the disease in Latvia.

Meanwhile in Estonia the Health Board said March 30 in total, 11,252 coronavirus tests have been performed, of which 715 (6%) have shown positive results. Results of the analyses show that the highest numbers of infected persons were found in the above 60 (23%), 40-49 (10,5%) age group and the 50-59 age group (10,5%).

As of March 29, 56 patients require hospitalisation in Estonia due to the novel coronavirus, of whom 10 are in intensive care and in critical condition. 20 patients have recovered from the disease and 2 people have died. More on the situation there is available from ERR News.

In Lithuania LRT English reports that the country's Covid-19 count reached 484. Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said on Monday: “A hundred and sixteen patients are hospitalised, four are connected to oxygen in intensive care, there's also one more complicated case with assisted ventilation.”

In all, 9,891 tests have been conducted in Lithuania, 1,467 of them on Sunday alone.

Seven people have died of the virus in the country and one has recovered.

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