Latvia: Two new cases of coronavirus

Latvia confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 on September 2, the total since the start of the pandemic now standing at 1,406 on Wednesday.

No new deaths were recorded, with the fatality toll remaining on 34.

The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 2,532 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period.

In total 256,350 tests have been carried out since February 29.

So far 1,173 patients have recovered from infection.

Five patients are in hospital, four of whom are described as having moderate symptoms of the disease but one of whom is said to have severe symptoms.

SPKC added that one of the new cases had arrived from abroad (without specifying the country), and one is 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. The list of countries is updated every Friday afternoon.


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