If latest Covid-19 cases prove untraceable, restrictions might have to be toughened again - CDC

  • 2020-07-08
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - If the sources of most of the new Covid-19 infections recorded in Latvia this week prove untraceable, restrictions might have to be stepped up next week, LETA was told at the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC). 

As reported, seven new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Latvia for a second consecutive day after testing 1,773 people over the past 24 hours, the Center for Disease Prevention and Control informed today.

According to information obtained by the Center for Disease Prevention and Control, two of the new coronavirus cases might be linked to the already reported transmissions in a group of acquaintances who had visited several public places in Riga, including the Aqua Luna restaurant on June 27.

The Center for Disease Prevention and Control indicated that two other people who have been diagnosed with Covid-19 said they had been to the Aqua Luna restaurant, but their connection with said outbreak is still being probed. Epidemiologists are currently in touch with three other Covid-19-positive people. 

Of the 162,054 Covid-19 tests carried out in Latvia so far, 1,141 have come back positive. The coronavirus disease has claimed the lives of 30 people and 1,008 people have recovered from Covid-19.