Latvia's COVID-19 case total increases by 114

Thursday, October 15 brought 114 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Latvia, taking the total number of cases recorded past the 3,000 mark to 3,056.

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 4,667 tests were conducted during the previous 24-hour period.

In total 378,190 tests have been carried out since February 29.

So far 1,329 patients have recovered from infection and 41 have died.

Data from the National Health Service (NVD) show that the number of patients being treated in hospitals fell slightly. Currently, 70 patients are being treated in hospitals, down from 75 on Wednesday. 61 patients show moderate symptoms of the disease, nine have severe symptoms.

October 15 Lithuania recorded 255 new cases of coronavirus and Estonia recorded 33. 

On October 14 the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population was 57.9 in Latvia, 64.0 in Lithuania and 44.8 in Estonia, according to data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

The threshold for the introduction of compulsory self-isolation upon arrival in Latvia is now pegged to Latvia's own rate last Friday of 40.4. The rate is subject to weekly revision.

All arrivals must fill in a special electronic form prior to arrival, as outlined in our earlier story.

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


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