Number of coronavirus cases rises to six

The number of coronavirus cases confirmed in Latvia has doubled in less than 24 hours, with six now the official total on the morning of March 9.

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) confirmed that another three patients with an infection had been added to the confirmed figure, meaning that of 244 people tested since January 29, six have tested positive.

All three of the new cases had been on the same March 7 flight from Milan, Italy, to Rīga as two previous confirmed cases.

In addition, 160 people are known to be in quarantine, said the SPKC, with most of them passengers on the flights that seem to have brought COVID-19 to the Baltic states from Italy.


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