The new figure was released by the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) which said 562 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period.
In total 28,776 tests have been carried out since February 29.
44 patients are in hospital, most of whom have moderate symptoms of the disease but 3 of whom are designated as being in a serious condition.
So far 5 deaths of patients with coronavirus have been recorded in Latvian hospitals.
Iepriekšējā diennaktī veikti 562 izmeklējumi personām ar aizdomām par Covid-19, infekcija apstiprināta 2 cilvēkiem. LV kopā veikti 28776 izmeklējumi, infekcija apstiprināta 653 personām.— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) April 13, 2020
44 pacienti stacionēti, tai skaitā 41 ar vidēju slimības gaitu, 3 ar smagu (@VMNVD dati)
You can read [in English] the current emergency regulations introduced by the government to tackle the spread of coronavirus at the government website. As reported by LSM earlier, the regulations were further extended following a government meeting March 29, enforcing a two-person, two-meter rule for physical social interactions. The relevant section of the regulations can be read in English in our earlier story.
On April 7 the existing state of emergency and special regulations were extended until May 12.
There is a dedicated official COVID-19 website available with a variety of relevant information and contacts available in Latvian and Russian.
The Health Ministry also has this Latvian-language PDF file containing a long list of useful telephone numbers and other contact details. The number for medical emergencies is 113, the number for enquiring about a COVID-19 test if you have developed some potential symptoms after returnign from oversease 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 disease, symptoms and medical procedures and an interactive map plotting the incidence and distribution of the disease in Latvia.
Officials are continuing to urge people not to visit relatives or indulge in other mass gatherings during the Easter holiday period. Police said that during the last 24-hour period they carried out 1,529 checks on possible flouting of emergency regulations, filing 12 reports as a result.
?Policija diennaktī veikusi 1520 pārbaudes par ārkārtējās situācijas ierobežojumu neievērošanu un uzsākusi 12 lietvedības. Sargi sevi un apkārtējos – atceries par fizisko distancēšanos! #paliecmājās #IevēroDistanci— Valsts policija (@Valsts_policija) April 13, 2020