Nearly 900 new COVID-19 cases found in Latvia

Latvia recorded 898 new cases of COVID-19 on November 26 according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). 

This is the highest number by far confirmed in one day, sharply up on the previous record number of 642 on November 21.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 15,171.

8,024 tests were carried out in the previous 24-hours of which 11.2% were positive, up sharply on the 6.7% rate the previous day.

Four deaths were also confirmed. One victim was aged 55 to 60, two were aged 70 to 75, one was aged 80 to 85.

So far 1,719 patients have recovered from infection and 188 have died.

The National Health Service (NVD) reported that 489 patients are currently being treated in hospital for coronavirus symptoms. Of that total 458 patients have moderate symptoms and 31 have serious symptoms.

On November 26, Estonia reported 415 new cases of coronavirus while Lithuania reported 2,104 cases.

On November 26, the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population was 282.6 in Latvia, 837.2 in Lithuania and 304.4 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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