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COVID-19 case total rises by 215 in Latvia

On October 31 Latvia confirmed 215 new cases of COVID-19, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). 

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 5,894.

Two deaths were also confirmed. One of the victims was aged 70 to 75, the other 90 to 95.

Of 5,844 tests carried out, 3.7% were positive, down on the 4.8% rate the previous day. A rate of more than 3% is regarded as an indication that the disease is spreading rapidly.

So far 1,406 patients have recovered from infection and 71 have died.

 

The National Health Service (NVD) said Latvia's hospitals have 200 patients at the moment, of which 187 are displaying moderate symptoms while 13 have serious symptoms. The previous day saw 195 patients being treated.

 

On October 30 the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population was 128.9 in Latvia, 242.7 in Lithuania and 56.9 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.

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.

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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