Latvia records second-highest daily COVID-19 case total

Latvia recorded 753 new cases of COVID-19 on November 28 according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 16,561.

This is the second-highest number recorded so far in one day. The highest daily total remains the 898 cases recorded on November 26.

7,645 tests were carried out in the previous 24 hours of which 9.8% were positive, up on the 8.9% rate the previous day.

Three deaths were also confirmed. One victim was aged 85 to 90 and two were aged 80 to 85.

Pēdējo 24h laikā veikti 7645 COVID-19 izmeklējumi, reģistrēti 753 jauni inficēšanās gadījumi, 3 personas mirušas (divas personas vecuma grupā no 80 līdz 85, viena persona vecuma grupā no 85 līdz 90).
Pozitīvo gadījumu īpatsvars pret testētajiem: 9,8%.

— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) November 28, 2020

So far 1,719 patients have recovered from infection and 193 have died.

On November 28, Estonia reported 376 new cases of coronavirus and 5 deaths, while Lithuania reported 2,121 cases and 11 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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