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An 81 year old woman died in Tallinn due to Covid-19

After testing positive for Covid-19, an 81 year old woman died yesterday at the North Estonia Medical Centre.

Between 7 am on 31 March and 7 am on 1 April, 1952 coronavirus tests were analysed in Estonia, and 34 tests (2%) showed positive results. According to the population register, over the 24 hour period, the highest number of coronavirus cases were found in Saare County (22), followed by Harju County (13), Ida-Viru County (4), and two confirmed cases involved persons without a registered identification code.  

In total, 14 353 tests have been analysed, of which 779 (5%) have shown positive results. The share of infected persons is greatest among those aged 50-54 (11%), 45-49 (10%), and 55-59 (10%). In Estonia, the institutions that have testing capacity include the laboratories of the Health Board, Tartu University Hospital, Synlab, North Estonia Medical Centre, Ida-Viru Central Hospital, Pärnu Hosital, and the East Tallinn Central Hospital.

Today, on 1 April, 95 patients require hospitalisation in Estonia due to the novel coronavirus, of whom 15 are on ventilation. 33 patients have recovered from the disease and 5 people have died.

Due to the emergency situation in Estonia, the prohibition to visit applies to all social welfare institutions, hospitals and prisons until the preliminary date of 1 May 2020, unless otherwise decided by the government. To contain the further spread of the COVID-19 infection, the Health Board ordered the cessation of all regular, planned health care outside of the national network of hospitals. 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 definitely have to be carried out to their completion.

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.

 On the collection of statistics

The test data from laboratories flow into the health information system TIS from various sources – either directly from laboratories or hospitals, which led to the same data being submitted from several points at once. That led to an error in the statistical calculations.

The data have now been cleaned and double checked, and corrections have been entered for the whole period of data collection. That is also why the regional and age group information differs from information provided yesterday.

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A total of 202 influenza and 1,726 COVID-19 cases reported this week 

In week fifteen, a total of 3,184 people fell ill with acute respiratory infections, of whom 38.4% were children. The overall incidence of acute respiratory viral diseases increased by 39%.


A total of 151 new influenza cases and 1,466 COVID-19 cases have been added this week

In week fourteen, a grand total of 2,297 people fell ill with acute respiratory infections. Overall, 36.4% of all of the new cases involved children. The number of new cases decreased by a third.