Number of coronavirus cases in Latvia rises to 589 as 12 more people test positive for Covid-19

  • 2020-04-09
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - With 12 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 589, according to information released by the Center for Disease Prevention and Control.

Altogether, 1,422 people were tested for Covid-19 during the last 24 hours. The total number of Covid-19 tests conducted so far reached 25,458.

Of the 38 Covid-19 patients that are being treated in hospital at the moment, 35 are cases of moderate severity and three are severe cases, which means the patients have pneumonia and need ventilation.

As reported, the Cabinet of Ministers on Tuesday decided to extend the state of emergency until May 12. Current restriction are not increased, but they are not softened either.