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24 new positive COVID-19 tests results over the past 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 416 COVID-19 virus tests were analysed in Estonia, of which 24 tests (5,8%) showed positive results. In total, 30 764 tests have been analysed in Estonia, of which 1332 (4,3%) have shown positive results.

According to the latest data from the morning of 13 April, 157 patients require hospitalisation in Estonia due to the novel coronavirus, of whom 9 are on ventilation. 102 people have been discharged from hospitals. Due to COVID-19, a 59 year old man died at the Ida-Viru Central Hospital and a 75 year old woman at the Kuressaare Hospital. In total, 27 people have died in Estonia due to the coronavirus.

Based on data from the population register, the highest number of new coronavirus cases were found in Saare County (9), followed by Harju County (5), and Pärnu County (3). 2 cases were found in Ida-Viru, Tartu and Rapla counties, and 1 case in Valga County. According to the latest data, the highest number of infected persons continues to be seen in the 55-59 age group (11%), followed by 45-49 and 50-54 (10% each). More detailed statistics about the Coronavirus tests are available here: www.koroonakaart.ee/en.

To contain the spread of the virus, the Health Board has updated the guidelines for commercial businesses on how to clean surfaces and rooms, how to ensure good indoor air quality, how to ensure food safety and the safety of clients and employees. Also, the guidelines have been updated to include information about what to do if an employee is infected with a respiratory disease. General director of the Health Board Merike Jürilo would like to thank all merchants, who have acted responsibly and have rapidly made adjustments to their commercial spaces.  More information: www.terviseamet.ee/et/COVID-19-trukised#JUHENDID

Due to the emergency situation in Estonia, a ban on visits applies to all social welfare institutions, hospitals and prisons until the preliminary date of 1 May 2020. To contain the further spread of the COVID-19 infection, all regular, planned health care outside of the national network of hospitals has been stopped. Private medical establishments and dental clinics will only provide emergency care. Regular treatments are stopped to contain the spread of the virus and in the interest of using personal protective equipment more economically. Regular treatments that have already been started will be reassessed by the doctor and patient, on a case-by-case basis. All regular treatments, whose cessation would endanger a patient’s health, will have to be carried out to their completion.
 

Explanation from the Health and Welfare Information Systems Centre

In the statistics published today, one positive result from the Ida-Viru County found on 10 April was moved among the data for 12 April due to corrections made by the laboratory. Healthcare service providers (including laboratories) have the option of making corrections, changes and cancellations to the submitted documents. In the open source data, we always publish the latest information, updated once per 24 hours according to first time test results from the health information system TIS. The open source data also already includes any corrections, changes and cancelled results from previous periods.

Additional information is available on the Health Board’s dedicated website and on the Health Board Facebook page. Questions about the emergency situation are answered on the government website.

Take a look at this video to find out what to keep in mind while visiting elderly persons during the crisis: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoMDMoF3F2s.

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