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COVID-19 blog, 21 May: 6 new positive test results in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 1280 tests were analysed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which 6 (0.5%) showed positive results.

Based on data from the population register, 3 new positive test were found in Harju County (2 in Tallinn), 2 in Pärnu County and  and one positive result with an unregistered residence.  

According to the latest data from the morning of 21 May, 37 patients require hospitalisation in Estonia due to the coronavirus, of whom 2 are on ventilation. 311 persons have been discharged from hospitals, 322 disease cases have been closed.

To date 1488 persons have recovered from the disease. 963 (64.7%) of these cases have been closed and in the cases of 525 persons (35.3%), more than 28 days have passed from receiving a positive test result and they are not hospitalised.

No new deaths were registered over the 24-hour period. In total, the coronavirus has caused the deaths of 64 persons in Estonia.

A total of 73 732 first time tests have been carried out in Estonia, of which 1 800 (2.4%) have been positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. For more detailed statistics on coronavirus testing, please see www.koroonakaart.ee/en.

The Health Board reminds everyone that even after the end of the emergency situation, vigilance towards COVID-19 as well as other infectious diseases should stay high: hand hygiene, social distancing and staying home when sick are still important measures to follow. The coronavirus is spread mainly from person-to-person, usually via close contact with an infected person. Close contact is seen as a situation where people are closer than 2 metres to each other for the duration of 15 minutes.

COVID-19 is a droplet infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 that spreads through sneezing and coughing from people to people, and by way of contaminated surfaces and unwashed hands.

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31.05.2020

COVID-19 blog, 31 May: 4 new positive test results in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 694 tests were analysed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which 4 (0.6%) showed positive results.

Based on data from the population register, four new positive tests were found in Harju County (3 in Tallinn).

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30.05.2020

COVID-19 blog, 30 May: 6 new positive test results in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 1034 tests were analysed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which 6 (0.6%) showed positive results.

Based on data from the population register, four new positive tests were found in Ida-Viru County and two in Harju County (1 in Tallinn).