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COVID-19 blog, 22 May: 7 new positive test results in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 881 tests were analysed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which 7 (0.8%) showed positive results.

Based on data from the population register, 6 new positive test were found in Harju County (5 in Tallinn) and 1 in Pärnu County.

According to the latest data from the morning of 22 May, 37 patients require hospitalisation in Estonia due to the coronavirus, of whom 2 are on ventilation. 314 persons have been discharged from hospitals, 325 disease cases have been closed.

To date 1508 persons have recovered from the disease. 974 (64.6%) of these cases have been closed and in the cases of 534 persons (35.4%), 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 74 605 first time tests have been carried out in Estonia, of which 1 807 (2.4%) have been positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. For more detailed statistics on coronavirus testing, please see

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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COVID-19 blog, 1 October: eighty-one new positive test results have been added in the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 2,686 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with eighty-one new positive test results being added.

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Which numbers may be used by the Health Board’s automated calling system to contact you 

We have been made aware of the fact that some people are not sure whether the call they have received from our automated calling system - which is used to notify close contacts - was actually made by the Health Board’s system.