COVID-19 deaths in Latvia pass the 200 mark

Latvia recorded exactly 100 new cases of COVID-19 on November 30 according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 17,075.

The highest daily total remains the 898 cases recorded on November 26.

2,135 tests were carried out in the previous 24 hours of which 4.7% were positive, down on the 10.3% rate the previous day. Monday's statistics are generally among the lowest of the week owing to a reduced number of tests on Sundays.

However, nine deaths were also confirmed, taking the death toll since the start of the pandemic past the 200 mark. Three victims were aged 65 to 75, two were aged 75 to 85 and four were aged 85 to 95.

So far 1,719 patients have recovered from infection and 206 have died.

The National Health Service (NVD) reported Monday that 534 people are being treated in hospital for symptoms of the coronavirus (up on 510 on Sunday). 477 of that total display moderate symptoms, whereas 57 display serious symptoms. 

On November 30, Estonia reported 256 new cases of coronavirus and six deaths, while Lithuania reported more 1,136 cases and 13 deaths.

On November 29, the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population was 329.7 in Latvia, 959.3 in Lithuania and 343.4 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. 

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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.

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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