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COVID-19 blog, 21 July: ninety-six new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 2,768 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of ninety-six (3.5%) of the initial tests were positive. A full 8,161 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 605,839 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 528,226 individuals have now received both doses. A total of 54.9% of the entire adult population has received at least one vaccine dose.

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

A further eighteen new positive coronavirus test results were added from Tartu County, nine from Pärnu County, five from Jõgeva County, three each from Viljandi County and Ida-Viru County, two each from Valga County and Järva County, and one each from Hiiu County, Lääne-Viru County, Põlva County, and Rapla County. No new cases were added from any of the remaining counties. 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 57.2, and 1.5% of all initial tests have been found to be positive.

One new COVID-19 case has been opened within the past 24 hours, and fourteen patients are being treated in hospital

As of the morning of 21 July, hospital treatment is being supplied to fourteen patients who have COVID-19. Three patients require intensive care, and one of those patients has been placed on a ventilator.

In total, 6.9% of all individuals who have tested positive have required hospital treatment. The average age of those patients who are being treated in hospital is fifty-eight. All told, six of those patients who require hospital treatment are over the age of sixty (46.0% of the overall figure).

No new deaths were registered within the past 24 hours. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 1,271 people in Estonia in total.

In total, 605,839 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia

As of this morning, a total of 605,836 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19, of whom 77,613 individuals have received one dose, and 528,226 individuals have received both doses. Of that total, 8,161 vaccine doses were administered over the past 24 hours, and 1,074,635 vaccine doses have been administered overall.

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 [email protected] (every day between 07:00-22:00).

Further information can be found on the Health Board’s website:

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A total of 202 influenza and 1,726 COVID-19 cases reported this week 

In week fifteen, a total of 3,184 people fell ill with acute respiratory infections, of whom 38.4% were children. The overall incidence of acute respiratory viral diseases increased by 39%.


A total of 151 new influenza cases and 1,466 COVID-19 cases have been added this week

In week fourteen, a grand total of 2,297 people fell ill with acute respiratory infections. Overall, 36.4% of all of the new cases involved children. The number of new cases decreased by a third.