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Coronavirus cases in Latvia now number 533

A further 24 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Latvian territory April 5, raising the total number of cases from 509 on Saturday to 533 on Sunday.

The new figure was released by the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) which said 1,300 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period.

In total 20,680 tests have been carried out since February 29.

44 patients are in hospital, most of whom have moderate symptoms of the disease but 4 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, the regulations were further extended following a government meeting March 29, enforcing a two-person, two-meter rule for physical social interactions. The relevant section of the regulations can be read in English in our earlier story.

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.


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