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Latvia's COVID-19 case total increases by more than 450

Latvia recorded 457 new cases of COVID-19 on November 24 according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). 

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 13,693. 

7,975 tests were carried out in the previous 24-hours of which 5.7% were positive, up slightly on the 5.1% rate the previous day.

Unfortunately, 13 deaths were also confirmed Tuesday. Three victims were aged 85 to 95, eight were aged 75 to 85 and two were aged 45 to 55.

So far 1,651 patients have recovered from infection and 175 have died.

On November 24, Estonia reported 204 new cases of coronavirus while Lithuania reported 1,169 cases and 17 deaths

On November 23, the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population was 261.7 in Latvia, 799.8 in Lithuania and 271.1 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. 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

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