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COVID-19 blog, 16 November: 211 new positive test results have been added in the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 3,508 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 211 (6%) 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 141 further individuals were found to have been infected. Thirty-three new positive coronavirus test results were added from Ida-Viru County, seven from Viljandi County, six from Rapla County, and four from Jõgeva County. A further three new cases each were added from Lääne County, Lääne-Viru County, Pärnu County, and Tartu County. Two new cases each were also added from Järva County, Valga County, and Saare County, and one new case was added from Võru County. On one occasion, the place of residence of the individual who tested positive was not specified in the population register.

The number of cases for every 100,000 people in the last fourteen days is 210.69, and 4.5% of all initial tests have been found to be positive.

A total of 112 of the new cases which were added from Harju County were from Tallinn. Five new cases caught the virus via contacts with individuals who had already fallen ill. The circumstances surrounding the remaining cases are still being investigated.

Twenty of the new cases which were added from the area of the Health Board’s northern regional department between 14-15 November were infected via close contacts who had already fallen ill. On one occasion, the origins of the infection remained unknown. The circumstances surrounding the remaining cases are still being investigated. 

The Health Board’s northern regional department is monitoring almost 13,000 people, of whom 1,534 have fallen ill. There are twenty-eight different outbreaks in total within the northern regional department’s area of operations. These cover six school outbreaks, one kindergarten outbreak, seven workplace outbreaks, three event outbreaks, and a further eight outbreaks, all of which are connected to other contacts. In addition to those listed above, there are also the Rapla Care Centre outbreak, a hospital outbreak, and the Tallinn Prison outbreak.

Thirteen of the new cases from Ida-Viru County which were added within the past 24 hours caught the virus from family members and three from acquaintances. Two individuals were infected in the workplace. One case was brought in from Romania. The circumstances surrounding the remaining cases are still being investigated. Two of the new cases from Lääne-Viru County were infected within their family circle, and one further case has been handed over to the Health Board’s northern regional department.

There are thirteen active outbreaks in total within the eastern regional department’s area of operations. There are four school outbreaks, including two in Sillamäe, one in Kohtla-Järve, and one in Jõhvi. There are two kindergarten outbreaks, involving one in Narva and another in Kohtla-Järve. The total number of workplace outbreaks amounts to five, including one each in Narva-Jõesuu, Sillamäe, Narva, Jõhvi, and Tapa. The Viru Prison outbreak includes a further 232 individuals, and a Narva ice-hockey outbreak includes seventy individuals.

The Health Board’s eastern regional department is monitoring over 3,800 people, of whom 645 have fallen ill.

Three of the new cases from Jõgeva County were handed over to the Health Board’s northern regional department, as they involve individuals who live in Harju County, and the circumstances surrounding one further case are still being investigated. Four of the new cases from Viljandi County were infected via family-related contacts, one further case via a work-related contact and, on two occasions, the origins of the infection have remained unknown. One of the new cases from Tartu County was infected via a family-related contact, and a further two individuals caught the virus at an entertainment establishment. The new case from Võru County was infected via a work-related contact. One of the new cases from Valga County was also infected via a work-related contact, while the circumstances surrounding the other case are still being investigated.

The southern regional department is monitoring almost 2,000 people, of whom 254 have fallen ill (the number of those who have fallen ill also includes individuals who are being monitored by the Health Board’s northern regional department). As part of those efforts, the southern regional department is also monitoring four active outbreaks. One of those outbreaks occurred at a care home and involves thirty-eight individuals. A workplace outbreak involves eight individuals, while a hobby group outbreak and an outbreak at an educational institution involve seven cases each.

One of the new cases from Saare County caught the virus via a work-related contact. The circumstances surrounding the other case are still being investigated. One of the new cases from Pärnu County was infected at an educational institution, and another via a work-related contact. The circumstances surrounding a third case from Pärnu County and the case from Lääne County are still being investigated. The western regional department is monitoring over a thousand people, of whom 148 have fallen ill. The western regional department is also monitoring two active outbreaks in Hiiu County which include a family event outbreak of twelve cases and a family outbreak of six cases. In Pärnu County, a school outbreak which involves eleven individuals and a care home outbreak which involves twelve cases are all being monitored.

Seven patients are on a ventilator

As of the morning of 16 November, a total of eighty-four COVID-19 patients are being treated in hospital, with seven patients on a ventilator. Five new patients were discharged from hospital, and one further patient was transferred to another hospital. Six new cases were opened in total. No new deaths were added within the past 24 hours. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of eighty-one people in Estonia in total.

As of today, 16 November, hospitals have closed a total of 623 cases relating to COVID-19 which involved 607 people.

Also as of 16 November, a total of 4,749 people have recovered from COVID-19. The cases of 3,515 people have been closed (74% of the total) and, in the case of 1,234 people (26%), 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 404,000 tests have been analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The number of positive initial test results amounts to 7,848 or 1.9% of the total. Detailed statistical data from the coronavirus tests is available at: www.terviseamet.ee/en/coronavirus-dataset

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: www.hoia.me/en.

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.

According to information from the Health and Welfare Information Systems Centre, as of today the HOIA app has been downloaded on 192,704 occasions, and 453 individuals have used the app to highlight themselves as having been infected. A total of 271 of those cases are active.

The koroonatestimine.ee/en/ 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 along with other useful information.

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

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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.