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COVID-19 case total increases by 680 in Latvia

Latvia recorded 680 new cases of COVID-19 on December 11, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic rising to 24,386 on Friday.

The highest daily total remains 930 cases recorded December 3.

Of a record 10,356 tests carried out in the previous 24 hours, 6.6%  were positive, down on the 9.2% figure the previous day. It is the first time more than 10,000 tests have been carried out in a single day.

Fifteen more deaths were also confirmed. One victim was aged 45-50, four victims were aged 55-65, four were aged 65-75, five were aged 75-85 and and one was aged 90-95. 

So far 319 people have died from the coronavirus in Latvia since the start of the pandemic.

The situation in all three Baltic states remains serious. On December 11, Estonia reported 358 new cases of coronavirus and Lithuania reported another day with more than 3,000 cases.

According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) on December 10 the cumulative 14-day number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population was 445.0 in Latvia, 416.1 in Estonia and 1,153.4 in Lithuania.

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 all public places indoors, including workplaces.

As reported previously by LSM, the full regulations relating to the current state of emergency in force until January 11 are now available to read online in 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.

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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