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Three new Covid-19 cases registered in Latvia past 24 hours

BC, Riga, 27.06.2020.Print version
Three new Covid-19 cases were registered in the past 24 hours, according to information from the Center for Disease Prevention and Control writes LETA/BNS.

With 1,788 Covid-19 tests performed on Friday, the total number of tests has increased to 146,874. Of these, 1,115 tests have come up positive.]

According to June 26 data, 932 patients, or 84% of all confirmed cases, have already recovered from Covid-19.

The coronavirus disease has claimed the lives of 30 people, or 2.7% of all registered Covid-19 patients.

According to the National Health Service's data, one Covid-19 patient has been hospitalized in the past 24 hours. Of the seven Covid-19 patients currently being treated in hospital, six have symptoms of moderate severity and one has severe symptoms. Altogether, 178 patients have been discharged from hospitals, but this number includes both recoveries and fatalities.

While Latvia is currently seeing a comparatively low Covid-19 incidence, the share of imported cases in the total number of new infections has been on the rise lately, Edite Tettere, a spokeswoman for the Center for Disease Prevention and Control, told LETA. 

The Center for Disease Prevention and Control underlined that 14-day self-isolation is mandatory for travelers arriving in Latvia from countries where the 14-day cumulative number of Covid-19 cases exceeds 15 per 100,000 population, as well as non-EU countries. 

Travelers arriving in Latvia from six countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) and European Union (EU) - Sweden, Portugal, the UK, Romania, Bulgaria and Luxembourg - are required to spend 14 days in self-isolation, according to the data from the Center for Disease Prevention and Control.

Those who are planning trips to the aforementioned countries will have to spend 14 days in self-isolation upon return to Latvia. The requirement also applies to those traveling in transit, namely, if the person has traveled through these countries or spent time at their airports.

As reported, Ilze Araja, a representative of the Center for Disease Prevention and Control, told LETA recently that an increasing number of new Covid-19 cases have been imported in Latvia by people arriving from Russia, Ukraine and Sweden in recent weeks. 

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