Covid case total increases by 44 in Latvia

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44 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Latvia October 19, taking the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 3,494.

SPKC said 2,215 tests were conducted during the previous 24-hour period. 2% of tests conducted were positive (down from 2.1% the previous day). This last figure is becoming increasingly important as a measure of Latvia's ability to control the spread of the coronavirus. More than 3% means that the disease is spreading uncontrollably.

So far 1,341 patients have recovered from infection and 45 have died. 

Data from the National Health Service (NVD) show that 80 patients are being treated in hospitals, up from 72 on Sunday. 74 patients show moderate symptoms of the disease, six have severe symptoms.

On October 18 the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population was in 71.5 Latvia, 70.1 in Lithuania and 35.9 in Estonia, according to data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

The threshold for the introduction of compulsory self-isolation upon arrival in Latvia is now pegged to Latvia's own rate last Friday of 61.9. 

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.

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.

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