COVID-19 case total for Latvia increases by 278

Latvia recorded 278 new cases of COVID-19 on November 17, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

6,059 tests were carried out in the previous 24-hours of which 4.6% were positive (up on a rate of 3.8% the previous day).

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 10,914. 

Unfortunately six deaths were also recorded, with one victim aged 70 to 75, two aged 75 to 80, one aged 80 to 85 and and two aged 90 to 95.

So far 1,557 patients have recovered from infection and 132 have died.

On November 17, Estonia reported 186 new cases of coronavirus, and Lithuania reported 996 new cases.

On November 16, the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population was 229.7 in Latvia, 681.4 in Lithuania and 200.2 in Estonia, according to data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

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.

As reported elsewhere by LSM, the full regulations relating to the current state of emergency in force until December 6 are now available to read online in an official English translation.

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.

There is also an information line to answer any questions you might have about the veracity of facts about COVID-19 on 8345.

ℹ️ "Infodēmijas” laikā svarīgi ir sekot uzticamai informācijai. Izvērtē avotus, kur smelies ziņas par Covid-19.

Ja neesi pārliecināts par ziņas patiesumu un avota uzticamību, neizplati šo informāciju tālāk. pic.twitter.com/p3xckDlsSA

— Veselības ministrija (@veselibasmin) November 15, 2020

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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