Posts tagged as COVID-19 tests

Percentage of positive COVID-19 tests grows in Latvia

Monday, December 21, 2020

The previous week’s incidence data with Covid-19 continued to show an increase in the proportion of positive tests, Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said in a statement December 21. The proportion of positive tests is currently 9.1%, compared with 7.8% a week previously. The number of all tests has also increased in the past week – an average of 8 256 tests per day, 3% more than the previous week.…

Latvia: COVID-19 tests could be accessible without referral over holidays

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

During winter holidays, people might be allowed to apply for COVID-19 tests without a GP’s referral, Health Minister Ilze Viņķele told Latvian Television December 15. The capacity of laboratories and the readiness to devote additional resources to COVID-19 testing on holidays is being stepped up and improved, the minister said. On Monday, the crisis management groups of the Ministry of Health discussed the possibility that testing algorithms could be changed for…

Latvia aims for 10,000 COVID-19 tests a day

Thursday, December 3, 2020

One of the government’s plans to cut COVID-19 is to increase testing capacity, reaching 10,000 tests a day, Latvian Television reported December 2. The number of tests conducted last week was quite significant. Eight thousand, seven thousand, but then followed Saturday with four thousand tests and Sunday with two thousand. Increasing the number of daily tests to 10,000 is realistic, but a number of rules need to be met. The…

No more on-site COVID-19 tests at airport and port

Monday, May 18, 2020

As scheduled flights resume, COVID-19 tests will no longer be carried out on-site at the airport and port of Riga, said the Ministry of Health on May 18. Arriving persons will be able to apply for tests in general order, by contacting their GP or by calling 8303. The changes take effect on Monday, May 18. Until now, COVID-19 tests at the airport and port were provided  by the Emergency…