Just one new Covid-19 case registered in past 24 hours

  • 2020-05-02
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Just one new Covid-19 case has been confirmed in Latvia after testing 1,982 people for the coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours, according to the data released by the Center for Disease Prevention and Control.

The total number of Covid-19 tests in Latvia has thus grown to 63,102 and confirmed Covid-19 cases to 871. Also, 348 Covid-19 patients have recovered and 16 people have now died of the illness.  

No new Covid-19 patients have been hospitalized in the last 24 hours. Of the 34 patients currently receiving treatment in hospital, 32 are cases of moderate severity and two are severe cases. 96 coronavirus patients have been discharged from hospitals.

Minister of Health Ilze Vinkele (For Development) emphasized in her Twitter account this morning that this is good news. "A place for cautious optimism. Let us maintain this trend for the next three days. It will be a good gift for Latvia on the 30th anniversary of the restoration of independence," the minister said.