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28.03.2020

1200 coronavirus test were analysed in 24 hours, 70 new positive cases added

Between 27 and 28 March, a total of 1200 coronavirus tests were analysed in Estonia, and 70 tests (6%) came back positive. According to the population register, over the 24 hour period, the highest number of coronavirus cases were found in Saare County (34), followed by Harju County (18), Lääne-Viru County (4), Pärnu County (4), and Hiiu County (3). Two new positive cases were found in Ida-Viru County, and one case each was found in the counties of Jõgeva, Järva, Viljandi, Võru and Valga. In total, 9300 coronavirus tests have been performed in Estonia, of which 640 have shown positive...
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27.03.2020

1010 coronavirus test were analysed in 24 hours, 37 new positive cases added

On 26 and 27 March, a total of 1010 coronavirus tests were analysed in Estonia, and 37 tests (4%) came back positive. According to the population register, over the 24 hour period, most coronavirus cases were found in Saare County (14), Võru County (6), Pärnu County (5), and Harju County (5). In total, 8121 coronavirus tests have been performed in Estonia, and 575 have shown positive results. Analyses show that most of the infected persons are in the 40-49 (24%) and over 60 (24%) age groups. According to the test results, 23% of those infected are in the 50-59 age group and 18% in the 30-...
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26.03.2020

Private health clinics and dental clinics will offer only emergency aid

The Health Board is suspending all planned treatments outside the national hospital network in order to stop the spread of the COVID-19 infection.  Private health clinics and dental clinics will continue offering only emergency assistance. All scheduled treatments will be suspended in order to help to stop the spread of the virus and to save on personal protective equipment. „The suspension of scheduled treatment is necessary in order to prevent the further spread of infection, to ensure the safety of emergency assistance, and to use existing personal protective equipment as...
26.03.2020

34 people hospitalised, 6 in critical condition 

Due to the new coronavirus, 34 patients are currently hospitalised in Estonia, of them 7 in intensive care and 6 in critical condition. There are 6 patients with the coronavirus disease at the Pärnu Hospital, 5 stable and 1 in critical condition. At the East Tallinn Central Hospital, there are 2 patients, both in stable condition. At the North Estonia Medical Centre, there are 3 patients, all in critical condition. At the Tartu University Hospital, 7 patients are receiving treatment, 2 are in critical condition. At the West Tallinn Central Hospital, there are currently 14 patients, all in...
26.03.2020

Two days of tests identified 134 new cases of infection yesterday

By the morning of 26 March, 538 people had been diagnosed with coronavirus in Estonia, after 7090 had been tested. From today we will be publishing the test results using data from the health information system (TIS) as this system receives data from referrals. Changes in the data sources and an increase in testing meant that 134 new positive cases were added today to the laboratory data published on 25 March. An average of 1000 tests a day are now being carried out. “The data published today are effectively the results for the past 48 hours, and that is why there was a sharp jump in...
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26.03.2020

Two residents of a care home in Saaremaa were diagnosed with Covid-19

Two residents of Saaremaa Südamekodu Care Home tested positive for coronavirus. Both infected persons were admitted to the Kuressaare Hospital for treatment, their condition is stable, and they are under medical supervision. According Kadri Juhkam, the Head of the Western division of the Health Board, residents and employees who have been in close contact with the infected are being tested and necessary additional safety measures are imposed. "We are in constant contact with the nursing home and are identifying the people who have been in close contact with the infected," said Kadri...
25.03.2020

The first person infected with COVID-19 has died in Estonia

The Health Board has received confirmation on the first person in Estonia who has passed away due to COVID-19. “Our deepest condolences to the family. This is a very emotionally hard moment and an extremely sad day. This shows that we must continue our fight against the spread of the virus,” said the medical director of the Health Board crisis cell, doctor Arkadi Popov. The deceased was an 83-year-old woman who had been hospitalized in the West Tallinn Central Hospital on March 20. The patient had a known prior chronic cardiovascular problem. “We have to be prepared that more people...
25.03.2020

The laboratories diagnosed additional 35 persons with coronavirus

As of morning of March 25, 404 persons were infected with coronavirus, total number of tests performed were 4,809.  As of yesterday, 768 additional tests were done. Compared to day before, 35 positive test results were found: 11 in Tartu county, 8 in Harju County, 8 in Võru County, 2 in Ida-Viru County, 2 in Pärnu County, 2 in Saaremaa Island, 1 in Lääne-Virumaa County, and 1 in Põlva County. The share of people aged over 60 is 19% of the infected persons. As of yesterday, 28 patients needed in-patient care in Estonia due to the novel coronavirus, 7 of whom are in intensive care...
24.03.2020

Yesterday, laboratories confirmed 17 new coronavirus cases, medical director joined the crisis management team

Starting from March 24 and for the duration of the emergency situation, Mr Arkadi Popov has joined the Health Board’s crisis team as a medical director. The emergency situation’s medical director is placed under the Health Board and the main goal of the position is to coordinate the organisation of work in the medical institutions across the country. The medical director has the right to give orders for rearranging the provided health care services. 17 new positive results were confirmed yesterday, there have been 369 confirmed cases of COVID-19 now in Estonia in total. 4041 test have...
23.03.2020

Yesterday, laboratories confirmed 26 new coronavirus cases

By the morning of March 23, 352 people had been diagnosed with coronavirus in Estonia. A total of 495 test results received, which is 78 more than the day before. Compared to yesterday, 26 new positive results were added, of which 16 in Saaremaa, 5 in Harju County, 4 in Võru County and 1 in Tartu County. Standing view of the age groups, who are infected: less than 6% under 20 years of age and 17% are over 60 years of age. 15 people are in hospital, 4 of whom need intensive care. The condition of two patients in intensive care is critical. The corona map, which shows Estonia’s data...

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