Latvian coronavirus total rises by more than 200 for third day in a row

On October 25 Latvia recorded 211 new cases of COVID-19, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). It is below the record level of the previous two days but remains among the highest daily totals so far.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 4,678.

There were two more deaths. The victims were in the age range 75 to 85.

Off 4,458 tests carried out 4.7% were positive, up on the 4.6% rate the previous day. A rate of more than 3% indicates that the disease is spreading uncontrollably.

So far 1,357 patients have recovered from infection. There have been 54 deaths.

Meanwhile the National Health Service (NVD) reported a record number of patients being treated in hospital, with the number rising from 127 patients to 146. Of that total 138 people have moderate symptoms of the disease while eight display severe symptoms.

On October 24 the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population was in 88.6 in Latvia, 119.7 in Lithuania and 37.1 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.

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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