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COVID-19 blog, 14 May: 279 new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 5,089 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 279 (5.5%) of the initial tests were positive. A full 12,948 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 391,119 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 175,806 individuals have received both doses. A total of 64% of all individuals over the age of seventy have received at least one vaccine dose. In all counties other than Ida-Viru County, over 60% of all individuals over the age of seventy have been vaccinated.

Based on the data in the population register, the highest number of new positive test results came from Harju County, where 116 further individuals were found to have been infected. A total of eighty-eight of the new cases in Harju County were from Tallinn.

A further seventy new positive coronavirus test results were added from Ida-Viru County, twenty-six from Tartu County, nineteen from Pärnu County, thirteen from Valga County, and nine from Viljandi County. Another seven new cases were added from Jõgeva County, three each from Järva County and Saare County, and two each from Lääne County, Põlva County, Rapla County, Võru County, and Lääne-Viru County. No new cases were added from Hiiu County. On three 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 327.50, and 7.1% of all initial tests have been found to be positive.

A total of twenty-three new COVID-19 cases have been opened within the past 24 hours, and 237 patients are being treated in hospital

As of the morning of 14 May, hospital treatment is being supplied to 237 patients who have COVID-19. Thirty-two of those patients require intensive care, with nineteen patients on a ventilator.

A total of twenty-three new COVID-19 cases were opened. Twenty-one patients were discharged from hospital, and a further eight patients were transferred to a non-COVID-19 unit.

In total, 6.8% of all individuals who have tested positive have required hospital treatment. The average age of those patients who are being treated in hospital is 66. In total, 166 of those patients who require hospital treatment are over the age of sixty (70.0% of the overall figure).

Five new coronavirus deaths were registered within the past 24 hours, involving a 61 year-old woman, a 71 year-old woman, a 75 year-old woman, a 79 year-old man, and an 87 year-old woman. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 1,217 people in Estonia in total.

As of today, 14 May, hospitals have closed a total of 7,465 cases relating to COVID-19 which involved 7,189 people.

Also as of 14 May, a total of 118,008 people have recovered from COVID-19. The cases of 77,297 people have been closed (65.5% of the total) and, in the case of 40,711 people (34.5%), 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, over 1,351,340 tests in total have been analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The number of positive initial test results amounts to 126,642 individuals. Detailed statistical data from the coronavirus tests is available at: www.terviseamet.ee/en/coronavirus-dataset.

In total, 391,119 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 175,806 individuals have received two doses

As of this morning, a total of 391,119 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19, of whom 215,313 individuals have received one dose, and 175,806 individuals have received both doses. Of that total, 12,948 vaccine doses were administered over the past 24 hours, and 553,174 vaccine doses have been administered overall.

As of Monday, vaccination centres will open and vaccination against COVID-19 will become available for all adults. In order to diffuse the load, anyone over the age of forty has already been able to book a time slot for vaccination via the national eBooking system - since yesterday, 13 May. From Monday, anyone over the age of sixteen can book a time slot. New time slots are regularly added to the eBooking system based on vaccine deliveries.

As of this morning, there were over 4,600 vacant vaccination time slots in various healthcare institutions all over Estonia, as shown on the nationwide digital reception service. The vaccination service is being provided by City Health Clinic, Corrigo, the Estonian Diabetes Center, Hiiu County Hospital, East Tallinn Central Hospital, Ida-Viru Central Hospital, Järva County Hospital, Jõgeva Hospital, West Tallinn Central Hospital, Lääne County Hospital, South Estonian Hospital, Medita Clinic, Põlva Hospital, Qvalitas Arstikeskus, Rakvere Hospital, S Silmarõõm, Tervis Medical Spa, Tallinna Eriarstikeskus, Tartu University Hospital, TNP Konsultatsioonid, Viljandi Hospital, and Viru Hospital.

Anyone who is included in any of those groups which are currently being vaccinated can find the relevant information via the ‘Patient Portal’, and will be able to proceed directly from the patient portal to the list of vacancies that are available through the nationwide digital reception service. Vaccination can be booked digitally for any of the hospitals which have made available their information about remaining vacancies.

If you experience any technical issues or have any questions about booking a vaccination time via the digital reception service, please contact TEHIK on 7 943 943 or by sending an email to abi@tehik.ee (every day between 07:00-22:00).

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 about those with whom you have come into close contact. Further information is available here: www.hoia.me.

Based on information which is available to the Health and Welfare Information Systems Centre (TEHIK), the HOIA app has been downloaded on 276,022 occasions. Overall, 6,766 individuals have used the app to highlight themselves as having been infected. A total of 92 of those cases are active.

For HOIA to be able to notify close contacts, the individual who has been infected must already have downloaded and activated the app before falling ill. After an infected individual has highlighted themselves as having been infected, HOIA has fulfilled its purpose and will no longer be sending notifications. Having recovered, the user can download the HOIA app again or delete their data from the app’s settings, which will result in a relaunch of the app.

The koroonatestimine.ee 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.

The situation is improving, but the danger has not yet passed

Due to the continuing very high risk level, we must still observe all social distancing rules as the weather improves. This means avoiding gatherings and parties, and continuing to wear face masks indoors in public places. Please get yourself tested even if you are experiencing only very mild symptoms, and please stay at home if you have fallen ill or are a close contact of an individual who has tested positive.

Further information about the restrictions which have now been eased can be found here.

Please only use reliable sources to find information about coronavirus, COVID-19, and vaccines. Vaccination-related information is available at: www.vaktsineeri.ee/en. Further information about COVID-19 can be found on the Health Board website and on its Facebook page.

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COVID-19 blog, 23 July: eighty-four new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 2,842 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of eighty-four (3.0%) of the initial tests were positive. A full 7,753 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 612,683 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 538,011 individuals have now received both doses. A total of 55.4% of the entire adult population has received at least one vaccine dose.

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COVID-19 blog, 23 July: eighty-four new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 2,842 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of eighty-four (3.0%) of the initial tests were positive. A full 7,753 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 612,683 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 538,011 individuals have now received both doses. A total of 55.4% of the entire adult population has received at least one vaccine dose.