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More than 500 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Latvia

Latvia recorded its largest number of COVID-19 cases so far in a single day on November 12. This is the second day of record-high numbers in a row.

According to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), 533 cases were registered, bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 9,381. It is a rapid rise from the previous highest figure of 453 cases just a day earlier.

Of 6,833 tests carried out in total, 7.8% were positive, which is also the highest ratio yet.

Two deaths were also recorded, with one victim aged 80 to 85 and one aged 85 to 90.

 

So far 1,515 patients have recovered from infection and 107 have died.

The National Health Service (NVD) said Latvia's hospitals have 312 patients being treated for coronavirus symptoms at the moment (up on 299 the previous day), of whom 295 are displaying moderate symptoms while 17 have serious symptoms. 

 

On November 12, Estonia reported a daily record of 374 new cases of coronavirus, and Lithuania reported 1,553 new cases.

On November 11, the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population was 182.4 in Latvia, 554.0 in Lithuania and 144.2 in Estonia, according to data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. The trend in all three Baltic states is upward.

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.

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.

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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