Coronavirus patient urges public to take COVID-19 seriously
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.
Latvia saw record COVID-19 cases last week
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.
Covid case total increases by 44
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.
Medics need society's support, says Latvia's EMS
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.
Oncology funding critically low in Latvia
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.
Face masks compulsory in public places in Latvia
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.
Four-year wait wasted for cystic fibrosis patient
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.
COVID-19 case total rises by 74 in Latvia
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.
89 new cases of COVID-19 in Latvia
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.