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COVID-19 blog, 10 December: 544 new positive test results have been added in the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 5,743 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 544 (9.5%) of the initial tests were positive.

Based on the data in the population register, the highest number of new positive test results came from Harju County, where 353 further individuals were found to have been infected. A total of 286 of the new cases from Harju County were from Tallinn.

A further seventy-three new positive coronavirus test results were added from Ida-Viru County, and twenty-five from Tartu County. Twenty new cases were added from Võru County. A further fifteen new cases each were added from Pärnu County and Lääne County, thirteen from Rapla County, five from Viljandi County, four from Hiiu County, and three each from Jõgeva County and Lääne County. Two new cases each were also added from Põlva County and Valga County. On eleven occasions, the places of residence of those individuals who tested positive were not specified in the population register.

The number of cases for every 100,000 people in the last fourteen days is 424.91, and 7.9% of all initial tests have been found to be positive.

The Health Board is monitoring over 26,800 individuals

The northern regional department is monitoring over 15,500 people, of whom 2,645 have fallen ill.

The eastern regional department is monitoring over 6,300 people, of whom 1,440 have fallen ill.

There are over 4,100 people who are being monitored by the southern regional department, of whom 731 have fallen ill (the number of patients also includes those who are being monitored by the northern regional department).

There are over 970 people who are being monitored by the western regional department, of whom 190 have fallen ill.

A total of 254 patients are being treated in hospital

As of the morning of 10 December, hospital treatment is being supplied to 254 patients who have COVID-19, with fourteen of those patients on a ventilator. Seventeen new patients were discharged from hospital, three patients were transferred to a non-COVID-19 unit, and a further three patients were transferred to another hospital. Fourteen new COVID-19 cases were opened in total.

Two new coronavirus deaths were registered within the past 24 hours, involving a 79 year-old man and a 94 year-old woman. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 141 people in Estonia in total.

As of today, 10 December, hospitals have closed a total of 943 cases relating to COVID-19 which involved 923 people.

Also as of 10 December, a total of 9,948 people have recovered from COVID-19. The cases of 7,615 people have been closed (76.5% of the total) and, in the case of 2,333 people (23.5%), more than twenty-eight days have passed since they tested positive and the individuals concerned are not being treated in hospital, meaning that they are awaiting confirmation of their recovery.

Since developing the capability of testing for coronavirus in spring 2020, almost 530,000 tests have been analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The number of positive initial test results amounts to 16,598 or 3.1% of the total. Detailed statistical data from the coronavirus tests is available at:

Download the HOIA app

Download the HOIA mobile app from Google Play or App Store which will inform you if you have come into close contact with an individual who has coronavirus. The app also allows you to anonymously notify other users if you have fallen ill yourself. Codes are being exchanged anonymously between the phones of people who use the app, while the government, the app’s developer, and the manufacturer of your phone will not be notified of those with whom you have come into close contact. Further information is available here:

COVID-19 is a droplet infection which is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreading from one person to another as a result of sneezing and coughing or via contaminated surfaces and unwashed hands.

The HOIA app has been downloaded on 225,108 occasions, and 1,269 individuals have used the app to highlight themselves as having been infected. A total of 451 of those cases are active.

The website provides information about testing based on a referral, testing when crossing the border, and also paid testing. Important information for physicians and employers can also be found on the website. Furthermore, anyone who has a doctor’s referral can use the website to book a test. Certificate details, customer service contact numbers, and the addresses of test sites can also be found on the website.

Let’s reduce the number of close contact events and break down the chain of infection

The Estonian healthcare system is at risk of being overburdened. Our aim is to stop the increasing spread of the virus and to attempt to stabilise the situation, in order to be able to work towards achieving a decline in the number of new cases.

With this in mind, Christmas and New Year’s Eve will have to be different this year. Please only celebrate Christmas with your closest family members. Before getting together with your loved ones, make sure that everyone is healthy. Keep a reasonable distance from your family members during Christmas celebrations.

The disease has an incubation period, so you should already be avoiding coming into close contact with people now in order to prevent potential infection and to allow you to be able to spend Christmas with your family. Consider carefully any trips outside your home. Use online channels to take care of your errands if possible. Do your Christmas shopping at a time at which there are less people in the shops. Carry out contactless shopping online.

We also strongly urge everyone not to travel abroad during the winter holidays. Any trips to foreign countries should be postponed due to the high spread of coronavirus in other countries.

Further information about COVID-19 can be found on the Health Board website and on its Facebook page.

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