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

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 1,595 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with twenty new positive test results being added. 

Based on the data in the population register, the highest number of new positive test results came from Ida-Viru County, where nine new individuals were found to have been infected. Eight new positive coronavirus test results were added from Harju County, and one new positive case was added from Lääne-Viru County. On two occasions the places of residence of those individuals who tested positive were not specified in the population register.  

Eight active outbreaks are being monitored by two regional departments of the Health Board

Four of the eight new Harju County coronavirus cases were footballers from Nõmme Kalju football club. In one case, the individual who tested positive had been infected by their flatmate. In the remaining three cases, the origins of the infection are still being investigated.

The Health Board’s northern regional department is now monitoring three active outbreaks of which the outbreaks of Ülemiste City and Nõmme Kalju currently involve eight cases each. There is also a sauna party outbreak which involves four cases.

The Health Board’s northern regional department is monitoring more than 450 people, of whom eighty-five have fallen ill.

Four of the infection cases from Ida-Viru County and Lääne-Viru County which were added within the last 24 hours were connected to Viru Prison. Prison employees fell ill in two cases and two other cases involved close contacts of those employees. Two further cases were brought in from Russia and, in three cases, close contacts of individuals who had already previously fallen ill tested positive. In one case, the origins of the infection are still being investigated.

The Health Board’s eastern regional department is monitoring almost 770 people in connection with the spread of SARS-CoV-2, of whom 106 have fallen ill. There are five active outbreaks in total within the regional department’s area of operations, of which the largest is what is being termed the Estonia Mine outbreak with fifty-five cases. There are fifteen cases that are connected with the Jõhvi Kelder outbreak, thirteen cases that are part of the coronavirus outbreak which originated in the United Kingdom, eight that can be linked to the Ojamaa Mine outbreak, and five to the Viru Prison outbreak (involving three employees and two family members of those employees).  

Eight people are being treated in hospital due to coronavirus

As of the morning of 2 September, eight people in Estonia are being treated in hospital due to coronavirus, with no patients on a ventilator. No new COVID-19 cases were added within the last 24 hours; one new patient was discharged from hospital.

As of today, hospitals have closed a total of 412 cases relating to COVID-19 which involved 399 people.

A total of 2,130 people have recovered from COVID-19 by today. The cases of 1,609 people have been closed (75.5% of the total) and, in the case of 521 people (24.5%), more than 28 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. 

The number of cases for every 100,000 people in the last fourteen days is 15.7.

More than 152,000 initial tests have been analysed in Estonia, of which 2,415 or 1.6% of the total have been positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Detailed statistical data from the coronavirus tests is available at: www.koroonakaart.ee/en

How can the spread of coronavirus be stopped?

  • The most efficient measure which can be applied to avoid being infected is keeping one’s distance.
  • In crowded places and especially indoors where it is not possible to maintain the required distance from other people, it is advisable to wear a mask.
  • Closed, crowded spaces should be avoided if possible.
  • The rules governing hand hygiene must be observed: hands must be washed frequently.
  • Hands should be washed in soap and warm water. Alcohol-based hand sanitation products should be used in public places.
  • When you sneeze or cough, please cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue. Immediately safely dispose of the used tissue and clean your hands. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (or part of your forearm), not your bare hand, to cover your mouth and nose.
  • Anyone who becomes ill should stay at home, even if their symptoms are mild.
  • People who develop any symptoms should suspect that they have coronavirus and contact their family physician.

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.

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 3,172 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 173 (5.5%) of the initial tests were positive. A full 6,142 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 627,375 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 552,952 individuals have now received both doses. A total of 56.5% of the entire adult population has received at least one vaccine dose.

28.07.2021

COVID-19 blog, 28 July: 173 new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 3,172 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 173 (5.5%) of the initial tests were positive. A full 6,142 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 627,375 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 552,952 individuals have now received both doses. A total of 56.5% of the entire adult population has received at least one vaccine dose.