Thirteen cases of coronavirus found in Latvia

Officials in Latvia said they had detected 13 new cases of COVID-19 on July 26, with the total number since the start of the pandemic rising to 1,219 on Saturday. 

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

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 1,345 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period. 

In total 191,070 tests have been carried out since February 29.

So far 1,045 patients have recovered from infection.

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



SPKC also said that five of the new cases were arrivals from Uzbekistan, seven had been in contact with arrivals, one is still being investigated.

Underlining the potential threat of importing cases from abroad, the previous day the SPKC also released a video urging people not to take people recently returned from overseas into their homes. It shows a door being unceremoniously closed to a visitor. 

Neuzņem viesus/draugus, kas nesen atgriezušies no ārzemēm, jo visbiežāk COVID – 19 nāk komplektā ar apciemojumu!

— (@SPKCentrs) July 25, 2020

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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