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Latvia's COVID-19 case total rises to 13,236 since start of pandemic

Latvia recorded 116 new COVID-19 on November 23 according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). 

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 13,236. 

2,256 tests were carried out in the previous 24-hours of which 5.1% were positive, down on the 9.2% rate the previous day.

Unfortunately, nine deaths were also confirmed Monday. Three victims were aged 65 to 75 and six were aged 80 to 90.

So far 1,635 patients have recovered from infection and 162 have died.

According to the National Health Service (NVD), 437 people are being treated for symptoms of coronavirus in Latvia's hospitals. Of that number 414 have moderate symptoms while 23 have serious symptoms.

On November 23, Estonia reported 232 new cases of coronavirus while the situation in Lithuania over the weekend was particularly concerning with more than 4,000 cases confirmed.

On November 22, the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population was 253.3 in Latvia, 788.8 in Lithuania and 259.8 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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