Seven new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Latvia on Saturday


A total of seven confirmed new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Latvia on August 1, with the total number since the start of the pandemic rising to 1,238 on Saturday. 

No additional deaths were recorded with the fatality toll standing at 32.

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 1,448 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period. 

In total 199,956 tests have been carried out since February 29.

So far 1,052 patients have recovered from infection.

Four patients are in hospital, all described as having moderate symptoms of the disease.

SPKC also added that of the seven new cases, three had arrived from abroad, three had been in contact with others known to have the infection and in one case the source of infection was still being investigated.

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! ☝🏼 🇱🇻:   🇬🇧:   🇷🇺:   — 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.

See  our other story   about the latest list of countries which require self-isolation for people arriving in Latvia.


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