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COVID-19 blog, 2 September: 474 new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 4,684 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 474 (10.1%) of the initial tests were positive. In total, 342 of the new cases were unvaccinated (amounting to 72.2% of all new cases), while 132 infected individuals (amounting to 27.8% 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 174 further individuals were found to have been infected. A total of 111 of the new cases in Harju County were from Tallinn.

A further seventy-three new positive coronavirus test results were added from Tartu County, forty-one from Võru County, thirty-five from Viljandi County, twenty-six from Pärnu County, and twenty-one from Põlva County. Another seventeen new cases were added from Valga County, sixteen from Jõgeva County, fourteen each from Saare County and Ida-Viru County, twelve from Lääne County, ten from Lääne-Viru County, eight from Rapla County, three from Järva County, and two from Hiiu County. On eight 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 352.00, and 7.8% of all initial tests have been found to be positive. In total, 1,216 of all individuals who were tested were fully vaccinated and 3,468 were unvaccinated.

Twenty-two new COVID-19 cases have been opened within the past 24 hours, and 131 patients are being treated in hospital

As of the morning of 2 September, hospital treatment is being supplied to 131 patients who have COVID-19. Sixteen patients require intensive care, and eleven patients have been placed on a ventilator. In total, 106 of those patients who are being treated in hospital have not been vaccinated (with ninety-five of those individuals requiring treatment for symptomatic COVID-19), which means that 80.3% of all individuals who are being treated in hospital are unvaccinated.

In total, 6.7% of all individuals who have tested positive have required hospital treatment. The average age of those patients who are being treated in hospital is seventy. All told, ninety-nine of those patients who require hospital treatment are over the age of sixty (75.0% of the overall figure).

Two new deaths were registered within the past 24 hours, involving a 75 year-old man and a 97 year-old man. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of a total of 1,295 people in Estonia.

Overall, 728,888 individuals in Estonia have been vaccinated against COVID-19

As of this morning, a total of 728,888 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19, of whom 95,357 individuals have received one dose, and 633,531 individuals have received both doses. Of that total, 2,361 vaccine doses were administered over the past 24 hours, and 1,275,762 vaccine doses have been administered overall. In total, 64.5% 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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