No new COVID-19 cases in Latvia, one more fatality

Latvia recorded no additional cases of COVID-19 on June 8, with the total number of cases since the beginning of the coronarvirus remaining on 1,088.

However, one more fatality was recorded, bringing Latvia's total death toll to 26. The latest victim was described as being between 85 and 90 years of age with various other chronic health conditions.

The new figure was released by the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) which said 662 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period. 

In total 118,322 tests have been carried out since February 29.

A total of 11 patients with coronavirus remain in hospital, 6 of whom have moderate symptoms of the disease but 5 of whom are designated as being in a more serious condition. 

So far 781 patients have recovered from infection.

COVID-19 information

A useful summary in English of the latest COVID-19 situation including restrictions in place and statistics on the number of cases is available at this special government website.

Apkopota informācija par #COVID19 izplatību ierobežojošajiem pasākumiem. Iepazīsties un ievēro! 😉

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— Valdības māja (@Brivibas36) May 20, 2020

The text of laws relating to the emergency situation and the powers given to the various public bodies is available in English at the national legislative database.

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, symptoms and medical procedures and an interactive map plotting the incidence and distribution of the disease in Latvia.

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