COVID-19 case total for Latvia unchanged for fifth day in a row

Latvia recorded no new cases of COVID-19 on June 25 -- the fifth consecutive day without new cases of the coronavirus. 

The total number of cases remained at 1,111 on Thursday.

No further fatalities were recorded either, with the death toll remaining on 30.

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 1,081 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period. 

In total 142,794 tests have been carried out since February 29.

So far 903 patients have recovered from infection.

8 patients are in hospital, most of whom have moderate symptoms of the disease but one of whom is designated as being in a serious condition.

Health Minister Ilze Viņķele noted that while the statistics were encouraging, it had no been easy to decide that people should continue to follow the two-meter distancing rule and wear face masks where appropriate while restrictions are gradually lifted.

In separate news, Latvia's Minister of Foreign Affairs confirmed that two members of the diplomatic staff at Latvia's embassy in Cairo, Egypt, have been infected, as a result of which the embassy would work remotely. He wished them a speedy recovery.


Covid-19 Information

A very useful 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.

Cīņa ar #COVID19 izplatību nav noslēgusies - iepazīsties ar noteikumiem, kurus nepieciešams ievērot savas un sabiedrības veselības saglabāšanas nolūkā arī pēc ārkārtējās situācijas noslēguma! ☝🏼


— Valdības māja (@Brivibas36) June 10, 2020

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, symptoms and medical procedures and an interactive map plotting the incidence and distribution of the disease in Latvia.

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