The number of Covid-19 patients in Latvian hospitals again exceeds 400

41 Covid-19 patients were hospitalized in Latvian hospitals during the day, according to the National Health Service (NVD).

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A total of 416 patients are treated in hospitals: 389 with moderate disease and 27 with severe disease. 399 Covid-19 patients were treated in hospitals last day.

During the last day, 22 patients have been discharged from the hospital, a total of 999 patients have been discharged so far.

It has already been reported that the government has decided to declare a state of emergency throughout the country for four weeks, or from November 9 to December 6. Text of the order of the Cabinet of Ministers available here.

On Tuesday, November 17, a joint meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers’ Extraordinary and Crisis Management Council was held, where the further restriction of the spread of Covid-19 disease in Latvia was discussed, no new stricter restrictions were decided, but the existing ones were clarified. For example, the government decided that it would be forbidden to provide a service to a person who does not comply with the prescribed security measures (does not use a face mask). The new procedure came into force on Thursday, November 19.

Press conference after the meeting Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (JV) acknowledged that after hearing experts and authorities on the incidence of Covid-19, the situation in hospitals, GP practices, the Cabinet of Ministers and the Crisis Management Council concluded that the situation with Covid-19 in the country is very serious.

World Health Organization (WHO) has named the new coronavirus disease. It is called Covid-19. The name is made up of the words “corona”, “virus” and “disease”. The number 19, in turn, indicates the year in which the outbreak of the virus began. The first reports of the virus outbreak appeared on December 31 last year.

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