Number of coronavirus cases in Latvia rises to 180

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Latvia reached 180 on March 23.

A further 41 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Latvian territory, raising the total number of cases from 139 on Sunday to 180 on Monday.

The new figure was released by the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) which said that of 987 tests during the previous 24-hour period, 41 were positive.

In total 6,114 tests have been carried out since February 29.

It should be noted that so far no fatalities as a result of COVID-19 have been reported in Latvia.

The table below shows the daily totals relating to COVID-19 in Latvia with the columns representing (from left to right) Date; Total number of tests; Daily number of tests; Total number of infections; Daily number of infections. 

The public health regulations introduced to combat the spread of the virus are available to read online in English, and all members of the public are urged to read them and comply in a spirit of solidarity.

Social interactions are to be reduced to a minimum and frequent and careful hand-washing is urged as part of a policy characterised as "social distancing". Only essential trips and interactions should be undertaken.

Relevant information in English is also available at the website of the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Anyone who has recently returned from another country and suspects they may have developed coronavirus symptoms should call 8303 to arrange a test.

Later in the day the SPKC updated its information about the distribution of the virus in Latvia,

Meanwhile in neighboring Estonia the number of confirmed cases has risen to 352.

In Lithuania the total number of cases stands at 154.

For comprehensive coverage of these countries we suggest visiting ERR News and LRT English.

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