16 more cases of COVID-19 recorded in Latvia


Latvia recorded 16 more cases of COVID-19 on May 23, increasing the total number of cases from 1,030 on Friday to 1,046 on Saturday.

No more fatalities were recorded.

The new figure was released by the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) which said 1,480 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period. 

In total 97,846 tests have been carried out since February 29.

24 patients are in hospital, most of whom have moderate symptoms of the disease but 2 of whom are designated as being in a serious condition. 

So far 22 deaths of patients with coronavirus have been recorded and 712 patients have recovered from infection.

A very useful summary in English of the latest COVID-19 situation including restrictions in place and statistics on the number of cases is available at  this special government website  .

Apkopota informācija par  #COVID19   izplatību ierobežojošajiem pasākumiem. Iepazīsties un ievēro! 😉 🇱🇻:  https://t.co/MlesbQD812   🇬🇧:  https://t.co/1U3rEuGSYq   🇷🇺:  https://t.co/OKpSTTQGb3    pic.twitter.com/sg6LuqRZUf   — Valdības māja (@Brivibas36)  May 20, 2020  

The text of laws relating to the emergency situation and the powers given to the various public bodies is available in English at the national    legislative database  .

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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