As a result, 17 cases have been confirmed in Latvia. Perevoščikovs said 76 people were tested during that period, twice as many as the previous day.
Shortly afterwards, the SPKC confirmed the single new case in its daily update on social media adding that the new patient had been infected at home by a family member who had returned home from an infected area of Italy.
Pēdējā diennaktī veikti 76 izmeklējumi, viens pozitīvs, kas inficējies mājās no ģimenes locekļa, kuram bija apstiprināta Covid-19 infekcija pēc atgriešanās no infekcijas skartās Itālijas.— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) March 13, 2020
In total 408 tests have been conducted with 17 positive results, the SPKC added in a subsequent tweet.
As previously reported by LSM, Friday March 13 sees a range of precautionary measures taking effect in Latvia in an attempt to control the spread of the virus.