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New daily COVID-19 record for Latvia: 250 cases
On October 23 Latvia recorded 250 new cases of COVID-19, the largest daily total yet recorded since the start of the pandemic, according to the Disease Prevention and Contol Center (SPKC)
Workers lack for COVID-19 testing in Latvia
As of Monday, COVID-19 tests will be free only with a referral. It is not money and reagents that is lacking - it is the capacity of laboratories and employees, Latvian Television reported October 23.
COVID-19 case total increases by 161 in Latvia
On October 22 Latvia recorded 161 new cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 3,958. There were also two more deaths, both victims being in the 80 to 95 age bracket.
Failure to wear masks to be penalized in Latvia
In future, if a person does not wear a mask in public places where it is mandatory, he/she may be fined up to 50 euros, according to the amendments to the law adopted by the government on October 20.
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.
Failure to wear masks could be penalized in Latvia
The Ministry of Justice (TM) has prepared amendments to the law, which requires the police to impose a warning or a fine of up to €50 on residents for not using mouth and nose covers in public places, the Deputy Secretary of State of TM, Laila Medina, told LETA October 19.
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.
Births, marriages, deaths all down on last year
Data released by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) on October 19 show that in the nine months of this year there were 8,694 marriages registered in Latvia, which is 1,865 marriages fewer, or 18 % less than in the corresponding period of 2019.
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.