115 new cases of COVID-19 and three deaths were recorded in Latvia October 19, taking the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 3,609.
Rita Eglīte, a Valmiera inhabitant, recently published a video on Facebook urging people to treat the novel coronavirus COVID-19 seriously. She related the circumstances of her catching the disease and her path to convalescence. Despite her good intentions, the post sparked controversy, with some doubting both the integrity of her story and the severity of the virus.
The European Commission has come up with a new, unified system to control the spread of coronavirus in the European Union EC said October 19.
If Latvia's COVID-19 cumulative incidence rate goes down to 50 per 100,000 inhabitants, there will be no more extra restrictions introduced, Health Minister Ilze Viņķele told Latvian Television October 20.
The largest number of COVID-19 cases recorded in one week since the start of the pandemic occurred last week, Jurijs Perevoščikovs, epidemiologist at the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC), said in a media briefing on Monday, October 19.
44 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Latvia October 19, taking the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 3,494.
Failure to comply with anti-COVID restrictions has led to major outbreaks and catastrophic situations within a month in some countries, epidemiologist Uga Dumpis told Latvian Television October 19.
Medics are facing burnout as the amount of work grows, so there is need for public support at this time, Liene Cipule, head of the Emergency Medical Service (NMPD), said in an interview to Latvian Radio October 19.
58 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Latvia October 18, taking the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 3,450.
Latvia recorded a record number of new COVID-19 cases for a second day in a row on October 17.
The spread of COVID-19 in Latvia became ever more serious on Friday, October 16 with the country recording its highest daily total of new cases so far.
Thursday, October 15 brought 114 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Latvia, taking the total number of cases recorded past the 3,000 mark to 3,056.
Latvia's demand for anti-flu vaccine has increased significantly, and the Ministry of Health said October 14 that the availability of anti-influenza vaccines this season will be limited.
Wednesday, October 14 brought 102 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Latvia. In total 2,942 cases of coronavirus have now been recorded in the country.
In Latvia, cancer treatment is currently insufficient and in this respect the state is "chasing a runaway train", the head of the Latvian Association of Oncologists Chemotherapists Aija Geriņa-Bērziņa said in an interview to Latvian Radio October 14.
Masks are a helpful tool to help fight COVID-19 spread, but the main condition is distancing, Uga Dumpis, Health Ministry's chief infectologist, told Latvian Television October 13.
From Wednesday, October 14, the use of face masks in many public places will be compulsory and limits will be imposed on the numbers attending private gatherings, the Latvian government agreed October 13.
Tuesday, October 13 brought 75 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Latvia. In total 2,840 cases of coronavirus have now been recorded in the country.
Since mid-September, Latvia's count of newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 over a week has increased 11 times over, said Jurijs Perevoščikovs, epidemiologist of Center of Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) October 12.
Face masks should be worn everywhere people gather, Professor Ģirts Briģis, head of the public health and epidemiology department of Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU), said in an interview to Latvian Radio October 12.
Alise Kukaine, a patient with the condition cystic fibrosis, has quit the four-year waitlist for lung transplantation. During these years, Latvia has not managed to successfully join any organization that might make it easier to find a donor, Latvian Television reported October 10.
Monday, October 12 brought 95 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Latvia, a figure that is among the highest since the start of the pandemic.
The Ministry of Health (VM) will encourage more mandatory use of masks, as well as stricter restrictions in certain educational settings, Health Minister Ilze Viņķele said in an interview to Latvian Radio October 12.
Sunday, October 11 saw 74 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Latvia, a slight drop on the numbers in recent days but still among the highest since the start of the pandemic.
Saturday, October 10 saw 89 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Latvia, a slight drop on the record 137 cases registered Friday and 109 cases on Thursday.
Due to the spread of COVID-19, the Cabinet on October 9 agreed on new restrictions on assembly and additional limitations in a few municipalities.
Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) chief infectologist Jurijs Perevoščikovs said in a media conference October 9 that the main concern with COVID-19 outbreaks in Latvia is currently schools and workplaces.
October 9 saw a record number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Latvia for the second day in a row with 137 new cases registered, following on from 109 cases on Thursday.
October 8 saw the largest daily increase so far in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Latvia, with 109 new cases registered.
On average 20% of COVID-19 infected people in Latvia have no symptoms of the disease, Jurijs Perevoščikovs, infectologist of the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC), said in a press conference on Wednesday, October 7.