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Latvia confirms 637 new COVID-19 cases

Latvia recorded 637 new cases of COVID-19 on November 27 according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 15,808.

This is the third-highest number recorded so far in one day.

7,193 tests were carried out in the previous 24 hours of which 8.9% were positive, down on the 11.2% rate the previous day.

Two deaths were also confirmed. One victim was aged 70 to 75, one was aged 80 to 85.

So far 1,719 patients have recovered from infection and 190 have died.

The National Health Service (NVD) reported that 496 patients are currently being treated in hospital for coronavirus symptoms. Of that total 460 patients have moderate symptoms and 36 have serious symptoms. The number of patients in hospitals is increasing.

On November 27, Estonia reported 370 new cases of coronavirus and 5 deaths, while Lithuania reported 2,339 cases and 22 deaths.

On November 27, the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population was 301.6 in Latvia, 857.0 in Lithuania and 307.5 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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