Latvia records 414 more cases of coronavirus

Latvia recorded 414 new cases of COVID-19 on November 29 according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 16,975.

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

4,037 tests were carried out in the previous 24 hours of which 10.3% were positive, up on the 9.8% rate the previous day.

Four deaths were also confirmed. One victim was aged 40 to 45, one was aged 45 to 50, one was aged 75 to 80 and one was aaged 80 to 85.

So far 1,719 patients have recovered from infection and 197 have died.

The National Health Service (NVD) reported Sunday that 510 people are being treated in hospital for symptoms of the coronavirus. 478 of that total display moderate symptoms, whereas 32 display serious symptoms. 

Sunday afternoon Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš announced that at 19:50 he will make a special televised address to the nation regarding further efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19. It will be broadcast on LTV.  

On November 29, Estonia reported 355 new cases of coronavirus and three deaths, while Lithuania reported more than 4,000 cases and 22 deaths over the weekend.

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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