The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 5,679.
Five deaths were also confirmed, also the highest number yet recorded. One of the victims was aged 40 to 45 years, and four were in the 65 to 85 age bracket.
Of 5,964 tests carried out, 4.8% were positive, down slightly on the 4.9% 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 69 have died.
Pēdējo 24h laikā veikti 5964 COVID-19 izmeklējumi, reģistrēti 284 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi, 5 personas mirušas (1 persona vecuma grupā no 40 līdz 45 un 4 personas vecuma grupā no 65 līdz 85).— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) October 30, 2020
Pozitīvo gadījumu īpatsvars pret testētajiem: 4.8%.
The National Health Service (NVD) provided an update if the situation in Latvia's hospitals. At the moment 195 persons are being treated in hospital, of which total 185 are displaying moderate symptoms while ten have serious symptoms. The previous day saw 197 patients being treated.
Jauni Covid-19 gadījumi stacionāros – 20. Kopā stacionāros ārstējas 195 pacienti: 185 ar vidēji smagu slimības gaitu, 10 ar smagu slimības gaitu. Kopā no stacionāra izrakstīti 403 pacienti.— NVD (@VMNVD) October 30, 2020
On October 29 the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population was 114.7 in Latvia, 201.6 in Lithuania and 48.5 in Estonia, according to data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
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.