Twenty-two new cases of COVID-19 found in Latvia

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Twenty-two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on September 24, the total in Latvia since the start of the pandemic rising to 1,594 as a result.

No new deaths were recorded Thursday, with the fatality toll remaining on 36.

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 2,403 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period. 

In total 304,221 tests have been carried out since February 29.

So far 1,248 patients have recovered from infection.

One patient has been hospitalized. Seven patients are in hospital, all of whom are described as having moderate symptoms of the disease.

SPKC said that 18 of the cases had  "known infection sources" including eight related to the outbreak at a single company. SPKC did not specify the remaining ten sources. Four are still being investigated.

On September 23 the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population was 6.7 in Latvia, 26.1 in Lithuania and 31.2 in Estonia according to data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Latvia's rate remains the lowest in the European Union and one of the lowest in the world.

The threshold for the introduction of compulsory self-isolation upon arrival in Latvia is 16. See our other story about the latest list of countries which require self-isolation for people arriving in Latvia. The country list is updated every Friday.

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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