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Latvia's COVID-19 case total increases by 580

Latvia recorded 580 new cases of COVID-19 on November 25 according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). 

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 14,273. 

8,627 tests were carried out in the previous 24-hours of which 6.7% were positive, up slightly on the 5.7% rate the previous day.

Unfortunately, nine deaths were also confirmed Wednesday. Two victims were aged 40 to 45, three were aged 55 to 65, two were aged 70 to 75 and two were aged 80 to 85.

So far 1,686 patients have recovered from infection and 184 have died.

The National Health Service (NVD) reported that 434 patients are currently being treated in hospital for coronavirus symptoms. Of that total 403 patients have moderate symptoms and 31 have serious symptoms.

 

On November 25, Estonia reported 384 new cases of coronavirus while Lithuania reported 2,289 cases.

On November 24, the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population was 263.0 in Latvia, 804.2 in Lithuania and 279.7 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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