COVID-19 blog, 2 May: 174 new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours
The last 24 hours have seen 3,114 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 174 (5.6%) of the initial tests were positive. A full 3,017 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 338,090 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 124,413 individuals have received both doses. A total of 62% of all individuals over the age of seventy have received at least one vaccine dose. In Hiiu County, Jõgeva County, Järva County, Lääne County, Lääne-Viru County, Põlva County, Pärnu County, Rapla County, Saare County, Tartu County, Viljandi County, and Võru 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 101 further individuals were found to have been infected. A total of seventy-six of the new cases in Harju County were from Tallinn.
A further twenty-one new positive coronavirus test results were added from Pärnu County, twelve from Tartu County, ten from Ida-Viru County, nine from Järva County, and five from Lääne-Viru County. Another four new cases were added from Valga County, two each from Saare County, Viljandi County, and Võru County, and one each from Rapla County and Põlva County. No new cases were added from Jõgeva County, Lääne County, or 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 380.40, and 8.4% of all initial tests have been found to be positive.
A total of twenty-five new COVID-19 cases have been opened within the past 24 hours, and 315 patients are being treated in hospital
As of the morning of 2 May, hospital treatment is being supplied to 315 patients who have COVID-19. Fifty-one of those patients require intensive care, with forty-two patients on a ventilator.
A total of twenty-five new COVID-19 cases were opened. Ten patients were discharged from hospital, and a further two patients were transferred to a non-COVID-19 unit.
In total, 7.0% of all individuals who have tested positive have required hospital treatment. The average age of those patients who are being treated in hospital is 68. In total, 243 of those patients who require hospital treatment are over the age of sixty (77.0% of the overall figure).
Two new coronavirus deaths were registered within the past 24 hours, involving an 88 year-old man and a 94 year-old woman. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 1,168 people in Estonia in total.
As of today, 2 May, hospitals have closed a total of 7,126 cases relating to COVID-19 which involved 6,854 people.
Also as of 2 May, a total of 112,267 people have recovered from COVID-19. The cases of 73,693 people have been closed (65.6% of the total) and, in the case of 38,574 people (34.4%), 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 1,293,019 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 122,685 individuals, or 9.5% of the total. Detailed statistical data from the coronavirus tests is available at: www.terviseamet.ee/en/coronavirus-dataset.
In total, 338,090 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 124,413 individuals have received two doses
As of this morning, a total of 338,090 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19, of whom 213,677 individuals have received one dose, and 124,413 individuals have received both doses. Of that total, 3,017 vaccine doses were administered over the past 24 hours, and 462,493 vaccine doses have been administered overall.
This week, vaccination is available for all individuals over the age of sixty-five, as well as for all adults who are included in any of the COVID-19 risk groups. You can check whether or not you are a risk group member by visiting the digilugu.ee patient portal. Information about being included in a risk group can be found on the left-hand side of the frontpage in the patient portal.
As of this morning, there were over 3,000 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, Kuressaare Hospital, Lääne County Hospital, West Tallinn Central Hospital, South Estonian Hospital, Medita Clinic, Põlva Hospital, Qvalitas Arstikeskus, Rakvere Hospital, S Silmarõõm, Tervis Medical Spa, Tallinna Eriarstikeskus, Tartu University Hospital, TNP Konsultatsioonid, and Viru Hospital.
All healthcare providers who have joined the nationwide digital reception service are disclosing information about their vacant time slots, which is based on the number of vaccine supplies which are at their disposal. Thanks to that, information in the nationwide digital reception service is constantly being updated.
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 by calling on 7 943 943 or by sending an email to [email protected] (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 274,952 occasions. Overall, 6,693 individuals have used the app to highlight themselves as having been infected. A total of 138 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
The intensity of the spread of coronavirus has begun to decrease, and the number of those individuals who require hospital treatment is also dropping. The number of new cases which are added each day still remains very high though. For this reason we must continue to make every effort together to ensure that the situation continues to improve so that we can gradually start returning to our normal daily lives.
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.
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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Monday morning saw a grand total of 176 COVID-19 patients who required hospitalisation. An overall figure of 160 new cases of COVID-19 were registered last week by hospitals.
Monday morning saw a grand total of 150 COVID-19 patients who required hospitalisation. Based on the results from wastewater monitoring, the spread of the virus is at the orange risk level to the extent of approximately 52% of the country.