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    First Covid-19 infection established in Krimulda Region

    RIGA, Aug 6 (LETA) - Krimulda Region recorded its first novel coronavirus case on Wednesday, according to information released by the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC).

    Of the 18 new Covid-19 cases detected in the past 24 hours, eight have been established in Seja Region, six in Riga, and one each in Jekabpils, Gulbene Region, Lielvarde Region and Krimulda Region.

    At present, active Covid-19 cases are registered in 30 municipalities of Latvia: Gulbene, Salaspils, Ogre, Adazi, Babite, Garkalne, Ikskile, Jelgava, Koceni, Koknese, Kekava, Krimulda, Livani, Marupe, Olaine, Sigulda, Skriveri, Seja, Talsi, Tukums, and Vilaka regions, as well as in Riga, Valmiera, Liepaja, Daugavpils, Jelgava, Jurmala, Jekabpils and Rezekne.

    With 85 active Covid-19 cases, Riga currently has the highest number of coronavirus patients. Gulbene follows with 17 active cases and Seja Region with 10 known infections.

    As reported, 18 new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Latvia over the past 24 hours, with half of them associated with the outbreak at the Murjani Sport Gymnasium, according to information released by the CDC.

    The CDC informs that two of the new infections have returned from abroad - from Serbia and Ireland. Another nine are associated with the outbreak at the Murjani Sports Gymnasium, while epidemiological investigations have been launched for the other seven infected persons.

    Thus, the total number of Covid-19 infections established at the Murjani Sports Gymnasium has risen to 11.

    With 1,829 Covid-19 tests carried out over the past 24 hours, the total number of tests has grown to 207,909. Of the 1,275 Covid-19 cases recorded in Latvia so far, 1,070 patients have recovered and 32 have died from the virus.

    No Covid-19 patients have been hospitalized over the past 24 hours. At present, six Covid-19 patients, all with symptoms of moderate severity, are receiving treatment in hospital.

    In all, 191 patients have so far been discharged from hospitals, but they include both recovered patients and those have died.

    • Published: 06.08.2020 14:24
    • Galina Kudrjavceva, LETA
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