Latvia’s COVID-19 case total inches up to 858

A further 19 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Latvian territory April 30, increasing the total number of cases from 849 on Wednesday to 858 on Thursday. No more deaths were recorded.

The new figure was released by the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) which said 3,075 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period.

In total 57,886 tests have been carried out since February 29.

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

So far 15 deaths of patients with coronavirus have been recorded.

You can read the current emergency regulations introduced by the government to tackle the spread of coronavirus, in English,    at the government website  .

The full 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  .

As reported by LSM earlier, the    regulations were further extended   following a government meeting March 29, enforcing a two-person, two-meter rule for physical social interactions. The relevant section of the regulations can be read in English    in our earlier story  .

On April 7 the existing state of emergency and special regulations were extended until May 12. The government has said it  intends to review all the current emergency regulations   on May 7.

There is a dedicated official    COVID-19 website   available with a variety of relevant information and contacts available in Latvian and Russian.

The Health Ministry also has    this Latvian-language PDF file   containing a long list of useful telephone numbers and other contact details. 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 disease, symptoms and medical procedures    and an interactive map   plotting the incidence and distribution of the disease in Latvia.


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