Latvia coronavirus case total reaches 446

The number of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Latvia has passed the 400 mark, increasing to 446 on Wednesday, April 1.

A further 48 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Latvian territory, raising the total number of cases from 398 on Tuesday to 446 on Wednesday.

The new figure was released by the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) which said 1,003 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period.

In total 15,810 tests have been carried out since February 29.

28 patients are in hospital, most of whom have moderate symptoms of the disease but 3 of whom are in a serious condition. No deaths as a result of COVID-19 have yet been reported.

Later in the day the SPKC updated its interactive data set on the incidence and prevalence of the coronavirus, which you can access via the tweet below.

[You can read [in English] the current emergency regulations introduced by the government to tackle the spread of coronavirus at the government website. As reported by LSM earlier, the regulations were further extended following a government meeting March 29, enforcing a two-person, two-meter rule for physical social interactions. The relevant section of the regulations can be read in English in our earlier story.

There is also a dedicated official COVID-19 website with a variety of relevant information and contacts available in Latvian and Russian.

The SPKC has information in English about the approved methods of protecting yourself from the disease, symptoms and medical procedures and an interactive map plotting the incidence and distribution of the disease in Latvia.

State Police said they had performed more than 2,000 checks on non-compliance with emergency measures during the last 24 hours, filing 27 reports as a result. As previously reported by LSM, people found to be breaking necessary self-isolation now face stiff financial penalties. 

 

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