Eight more cases of COVID-19 found in Latvia


Latvia said it had detected eight new cases of COVID-19 on July 11, the total number since the start of the pandemic rising to 1,173 on Saturday. 

No further fatalities were announced, with the death toll remaining on 30.

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 1,870 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period. SPKC also said that one of the eight patients registered today had returned from abroad and six cases were linked to the  entertainment events   where outbreaks were detected over the week.

In total 167,480 tests have been carried out since February 29.

So far 1,019 patients have recovered from infection.

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

Pēdējās 24h veikti 1870 COVID-19 testi. Reģistrēti 8 jauni saslimšanas gadījumi. Latvijā kopā veikti 167 480 izmeklējumi, saslimušas 1173 personas un 1019 izveseļojušās, 30 mirušas. — SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs)  July 11, 2020  

A useful summary in English of the latest COVID-19 situation including restrictions in place and rules on public assembly is available at  this special government website  .

Cīņa ar  #COVID19   izplatību nav noslēgusies – iepazīsties ar noteikumiem, kurus nepieciešams ievērot savas un sabiedrības veselības saglabāšanas nolūkā arī pēc ārkārtējās situācijas noslēguma! ☝🏼 🇱🇻:  https://t.co/MlesbQD812   🇬🇧:  https://t.co/81ZkQRmhIF   🇷🇺:  https://t.co/0kkd2fjtMd    pic.twitter.com/4Olb79FUkr   — Valdības māja (@Brivibas36)  June 10, 2020  

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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