COVID-19 case total increases by four in Latvia

Officials in Latvia said they had registered four new cases of COVID-19 on July 29, with the total number since the start of the pandemic rising to 1,224 as a result on Wednesday. 

No further fatalities were announced, with the death toll remaining on 31.

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 1,886 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period. 

In total 195,331 tests have been carried out since February 29.

So far 1,052 patients have recovered from infection.

Three patients with COVID-19 remain in hospital, all are described as having moderate symptoms of the disease.

The SPKC added that it believed one of the new cases was from overseas travel, one was from personal contact and two were linked to an outbreak in the town of Gulbene.  

Covid-19 Information

A 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.

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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.

Currently 14 days of self-isolation should be observed for people arriving or transiting from the following countries:

  • Luxembourg
  • Romania
  • Bulgaria
  • Andorra
  • Sweden
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Austria
  • Switzerland  

This provision also applies to neighboring countries such as Russia and Belarus. The full national list is available here.

 

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