Number of coronavirus cases in Latvia rises to 376 as 29 more people test positive for Covid-19

  • 2020-03-30
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - With 29 more people testing positive for the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Latvia has grown to 376, according to information released by the Center for Disease Prevention and Control.

During the past 24 hours, the total number of Covid-19 patients in Latvia increased by 8 percent, according to LETA's estimates. Last week, the daily Covid-19 incidence ranged between 8 percent and 13 percent. In the two other Baltic states, Covid-19 cases grew at a less even rate. In Estonia, the daily rate of increase was in the range from 5 percent to 25 percent and in Lithuania from 10 percent to 31 percent. 

Of the 29 Covid-19 patients that are being treated in hospital, 25 are cases of moderate severity and three are severe cases, which means the patients have pneumonia and need ventilation.

Altogether, 502 people were tested for Covid-19 during the last 24 hours. The total number of Covid-19 tests conducted so far reached 14,307.

As reported, epidemiologists announced last Wednesday that they have not been able to trace several new Covid-19 cases back to travelers returning from abroad or residents who contracted the virus from these travelers, which means that community spread of Covid-19 has begun in Latvia.

It has also been reported that in an effort to contain the spread of Covid-19, a state of emergency has been declared in Latvia from March 13 to April 14, imposing a number of restrictions in order to curb the infections.