Latvia's coronavirus case count reaches 1,025

Latvia recorded nine more cases of COVID-19 on May 21, increasing the total number of cases from 1,016 on Wednesday to 1.025 on Thursday

One additional fatality was also recorded, of a person aged 55-60 who had been infected by a family member.

The new figure was released by the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) which said 1,870 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period. 

In total 94,621 tests have been carried out since February 29.

24 patients are in hospital, most of whom have moderate symptoms of the disease but 2 of whom are designated as being in a serious condition. 

So far 22 deaths of patients with coronavirus have been recorded and 694 patients have recovered from infection.

COVID-19 information

A very useful summary in English of the latest COVID-19 situation including restrictions in place and statistics on the number of cases is available at this special government website.

The text of laws relating to the emergency situation and the powers given to the various public bodies is available in English at the national legislative database.

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, symptoms and medical procedures and an interactive map plotting the incidence and distribution of the disease in Latvia.

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