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COVID-19 blog, 23 May: 14 new positive test results in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 650 tests were analysed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which 14 (2.2%) showed positive results.

Based on data from the population register, 9 new positive test were found in Harju County (4 in Tallinn), 3 in Pärnu County and 2 in Lääne County.

According to the latest data from the morning of 23 May, 37 patients require hospitalisation in Estonia due to the coronavirus, of whom 1 are on ventilation. 317 persons have been discharged from hospitals, 328 disease cases have been closed.

To date 1526 persons have recovered from the disease. 992 (65.0%) of these cases have been closed and in the cases of 534 persons (35.0%), 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 75 250 first time tests have been carried out in Estonia, of which 1 821 (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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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.