Health
New plan in the making for combating Covid in autumn
The Health Ministry has prepared a plan to fight the spread of Covid-19 in the autumn, which has yet to be agreed with the Finance Ministry but would require at least €20 million, Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts told Latvian Radio on July 4. 
No panic over rising Covid numbers, says health authority
The number of Covid cases has tripled in Europe during the month, and the case count is also on the rise in Latvia. For the time being it does not create an additional burden for hospitals and the illness symptoms are mild, Latvian Television reported on July 3.
645 new Covid cases Thursday
No deaths from Covid-19 have been recorded during the last 24-hour period, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) June 30.
Three Covid deaths in Latvia Tuesday
Three deaths from Covid-19 have been recorded during the last 24-hour period, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) June 28.
Four Covid deaths Wednesday in Latvia
The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said on June 22 that 399 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed during the previous 24 hours with four more Covid-related deaths recorded.
Covid morbidity rising over past weeks in Latvia
The lowest morbidity in Covid-19 this year was in late May and early June. Since then, morbidity rates have been climbing for two weeks. Latvia is not unique in that respect, and it will likely not get any better this year, Latvian Radio reported June 21.
Five Covid-related deaths in Latvia on Tuesday
The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said on June 21 that 317 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed during the previous 24 hours with five more Covid-related deaths recorded.
Safety warnings ahead of Midsummer festival in Latvia
The Midsummer festival in Latvia is always a busy time for all emergency services. The State Emergency Medical Service (NMPD) posted an annual reminder on June 20 to stay safe during the festival and celebrate responsibly.
Two Covid deaths over the weekend in Latvia
The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said on June 20 that 441 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed during the previous 72 hours with two more Covid-related deaths recorded.
Drowning figures show no improvement this year
During this swimming season, the State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) has already removed 11 dead bodies from the water. Although it is not very hot yet and fewer people go swimming, VUGD estimates that this year there will be the same number of drownings as other years, Latvian Radio reported on June 20. 
Two Covid deaths Friday in Latvia
The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said on June 17 that 206 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed during the previous 24 hours with two more Covid-related deaths recorded.
Nearly half of lab-tested ticks carry Lyme disease this summer
As of June 16, tick encephalitis had not been detected in any of the ticks tested in the Latvian Infectology Centre (LIC) laboratory. However, nearly half of the ticks tested have been infected with borreliosis, which can cause Lyme disease, Latvian Television reported.
273 Covid cases, one death Thursday
The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said on June 16 that 273 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed during the previous 24 hours with one more Covid-related death recorded.
No Covid deaths Wednesday in Latvia
The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said on June 15 that 271 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed during the previous 24 hours with no Covid-related deaths recorded.
Two Covid deaths Tuesday in Latvia
The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said on June 14 that 279 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed during the previous 24 hours with two Covid-related deaths recorded.
Two Covid deaths, 417 cases over weekend
The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said on June 13 that 417 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed during the weekend with two Covid-related deaths recorded.
No Covid deaths Friday in Latvia, 205 cases
The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said on June 10 that 205 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed during the previous 24 hours with no Covid-related deaths recorded.
One Covid-related death in Latvia Thursday
The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said on June 9 that 225 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed during the previous 24 hours with one Covid-related death recorded.
Two Covid-related deaths in Latvia Wednesday
The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said on June 8 that 211 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed during the previous 24 hours with two Covid-related deaths recorded.
Four Covid-19 deaths Tuesday in Latvia
The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said on June 7 that 215 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed during the previous 24 hours with four Covid-related deaths recorded.
'We will be ready for next Covid wave' says Health Minister
The next wave of Covid-19 will come back in the fall, industry experts are convinced. The Ministry of Health, as well as hospitals, is preparing for a number of scenarios for the spread of the virus and say this time they are ready to fight, Latvian Radio reported June 7.
Ministry mulls reduced VAT for medicines in Latvia
The Ministry of Health has prepared a proposal to reduce the price of medicines by reducing of value-added tax (VAT) for from 12% to 5%, Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts said on June 7 after the Coalition meeting.
Two Covid deaths over weekend in Latvia
The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said on June 6 that 282 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed from Friday to Sunday with two Covid-related deaths recorded.
Half of Latvian population thinks the worst of Covid is over
In Latvia, 56% of the population tend to think that the worst stages of Covid-19 in the country are behind, according to a survey conducted by Benu pharmacy, LETA reported June 5. In January this year, 34% of respondents thought the worst was over.
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