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COVID-19 blog, 16 August: 163 new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 2,684 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 163 (6.1%) of the initial tests were positive. In total, 132 of the new cases were unvaccinated (amounting to 81.0% of all new cases). Thirty-one infected individuals (amounting to 19.0% of the overall figure) had completed the vaccination process.

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

A further twenty-one new positive coronavirus test results were added from Tartu County, sixteen from Pärnu County, and eleven each from Järva County and Valga County. Another eight new cases were added from Jõgeva County, seven from Võru County, five from Saare County, and four each from Põlva County, Viljandi County, and Ida-Viru County. Three new cases were also added from Lääne-Viru County and two each from Lääne County and Rapla County. No new cases were added from Hiiu County. On four 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 256.60, and 4.9% of all initial tests have been found to be positive.

Seventeen new COVID-19 cases have been opened within the past 24 hours, and ninety-one patients are being treated in hospital

As of the morning of 16 August, hospital treatment is being supplied to ninety-one patients who have COVID-19. Ten patients require intensive care, and eight patients have been placed on a ventilator. Seventy-four of those patients who are being treated in hospital have not been vaccinated (with sixty-eight of those individuals requiring treatment for symptomatic COVID-19), which means that 81.3% of all individuals who are being treated in hospital are unvaccinated.

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 sixty-four. All told, fifty-five of those patients who require hospital treatment are over the age of sixty (60.4% of the overall figure).

No new deaths were registered within the past 24 hours. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of a total of 1,279 people in Estonia.

In total, 691,443 individuals in Estonia have been vaccinated against COVID-19

As of this morning, a total of 691,443 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19, of whom 93,778 individuals have received one dose, and 597,665 individuals have received both doses. Of that total, 2,384 vaccine doses were administered over the past 24 hours, and 1,208,786 vaccine doses have been administered overall. In total, 61.5% of all adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is now available for anyone who is at least twelve years of age. Time slots for vaccination against COVID-19 can be booked via the eBooking system or by calling the central phone number (1247) between 08:00 and 20:00. New time slots are being added into the system based on the arrival of fresh vaccine deliveries.

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).

Further information can be found on the Health Board’s website: www.terviseamet.ee/en/coronavirus-dataset

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