Six new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Latvia

Officials in Latvia said they had detected six new cases of COVID-19 on July 17, with the total number since the start of the pandemic rising to 1,185 on Friday. 

No further fatalities were announced, with the death toll remaining on 31.

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 2,189 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period. 

In total 177,885 tests have been carried out since February 29.

So far 1,022 patients have recovered from infection.

Two patients with COVID-19 are in hospital, both of whom have moderate symptoms of the disease.

The SPKC added that evidence showed three of the new cases had been in contact with another confirmed case, while one of the new cases was someone arrival from abroad. The infection cause of the other two cases is still being investigated.

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.

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