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One more death from COVID-19 in Latvia

Latvia confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 on September 4, the total since the start of the pandemic now standing at 1,416 on Friday.

Sadly, one death was also recorded, with the fatality toll rising to 35 as a result. The deceased was aged 55 to 60 with several chronic health conditions.

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 1,903 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period. 

In total 260,698 tests have been carried out since February 29.

So far 1,187 patients have recovered from infection.

Six patients are in hospital, all with moderate symptoms of the disease.


SPKC added that of the six new cases one was an arrival from Uzbekistan, two had been in contact with other known cases of coronavirus and investigations continued in the other three cases.

COVID-19 information

A useful 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.

Cīņa ar #COVID19 izplatību nav noslēgusies - iepazīsties ar noteikumiem, kurus nepieciešams ievērot savas un sabiedrības veselības saglabāšanas nolūkā arī pēc ārkārtējās situācijas noslēguma! ☝?


— Valdības māja (@Brivibas36) June 10, 2020

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.

See our other story about the latest list of countries which require self-isolation for people arriving in Latvia. The list of countries is updated every Friday afternoon.

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