Number of coronavirus cases in Latvia increases to 347

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The number of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Latvia increased to 347 on March 29.

A further 42 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Latvian territory, raising the total number of cases from 305 on Saturday to 347 on Sunday.

The new figure was released by the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) which said 1,057 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period.

In total 13,805 tests have been carried out since February 29.

24 patients are in hospital, 3 of whom are in a serious condition.

You can read [in English] the current emergency regulations introduced by the government to tackle the spread of coronavirus at the government website.

There is also a dedicated official COVID-19 website with a variety of relevant information and contacts available in Latvian and Russian.

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.

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