COVID-19 case total rises by 380 in Latvia

Latvia recorded another 380 new cases of COVID-19 on November 20, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).

7,016 tests were carried out in the previous 24-hours of which 5.4% were positive. That figure is half the 11% rate the previous day.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 12,102. 

Unfortunately five more deaths were also recorded, with two victims aged 60 to 75 and three aged 80 to 90.

So far 1,557 patients have recovered from infection and 146 have died.

The National Health Service (NVD) reported November 20 that 410 people are being treated for coronavirus symptoms in Latvia's hospitals. Of these 387 have moderate symptoms but 23 have serious symptoms.

On November 20, Estonia reported 364 new cases of coronavirus and Lithuania recorded a new daily record with 2,272 cases.

On November 20, the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population was 239.7 in Latvia, 765.9 in Lithuania and 245.4 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.

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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