Two deaths from COVID-19 recorded in Latvia

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Latvia recorded six new cases of COVID-19 on June 16, with the total number of cases rising to 1,104 on Wednesday. 

Two fatalities were unfortunately recorded, taking the death toll to 30. The victims were both aged 80 to 85 with several chronic illnesses.

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 1,810 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period. 

In total 131,646 tests have been carried out since February 29.

So far 875 patients have recovered.

One patient has been hospitalized over the past 24 hours. 6 patients are in hospital, 5 of whom have moderate symptoms of the disease but 1 of whom is designated as being in a serious condition. 



A very 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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