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COVID-19 blog, 25 August: nineteen new positive test results have been added in the past 24 hours 

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 1,186 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with nineteen new positive test results being added.

Based on the data in the population register, the highest number of new positive test results in the last 24 hours came from Ida-Viru County (thirteen cases). Three new infection cases were added to Harju County and one case each to Lääne-Viru County and Hiiumaa. In one case, the place of residence of the person who tested positive was not specified in the population register. 

More than thirty cases are related to the two outbreaks in Ida-Viru County

Nine new cases from Ida-Viru County are connected to the Estonia Mine outbreak. Five of the individuals who have been found to be infected in the past 24 hours are employees of the mine and four people who have tested positive are close contacts of mine employees. In total, eighteen employees of the Estonia Mine have been infected. The first two individuals to be infected were at the Jõhvi Kelder entertainment establishment. Another thirteen people who are family members or acquaintances of mine employees have also fallen ill. Since the first two employees who were infected in the Jõhvi Kelder bar have been accounted for as part of the Jõhvi Kelder outbreak, there are currently twenty-eight coronavirus cases in total that are related to the Estonia Mine outbreak.

Nine visitors to the Jõhvi Kelder bar are now involved in what has become known as the Jõhvi Kelder outbreak in Ida-Viru County. Two of these individuals are employees of the Estonia Mine. Fifteen people in total are connected to the outbreak, with six of them family members or acquaintances of those individuals who were in the bar.

Two employees of Ojamaa Mine have also tested positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours. In total, four employees of Ojamaa Mine have fallen ill. The virus was brought into the Ojamaa Mine by an employee who had caught the infection from a family member.

In one other case from Ida-Viru County, the infection originated with an acquaintance of the person who tested positive; this person had been infected while travelling abroad. In the remaining case from Ida-Viru County, the origin of the infection is still being investigated. The Lääne-Viru County case caught the virus through close contact with an infected individual.

The circumstances surrounding the case from Hiiumaa are still being investigated. The one case from Harju County was a close contact of an individual who had already previously tested positive.  

Eleven people are being treated in hospital

As of the morning of 25 August, eleven people in Estonia are being treated in hospital due to coronavirus, with no patients on a ventilator. One new patient was discharged from hospital and one new COVID-19 case was opened.

As of today, hospitals have closed a total of 403 cases relating to COVID-19 which involved 390 people. 

A total of 2,038 people have recovered from COVID-19 by today. The cases of 1,554 people have been closed (76.3% of the total) and, in the case of 484 people (23.7%), 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 9.6. 

More than 142,000 initial tests have been analysed in Estonia, of which 2,294 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 the 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.
    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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29.07.2021

COVID-19 blog, 29 July: 222 new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 3,119 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 222 (7.1%) of the initial tests were positive. In total, 171 of the new cases were unvaccinated (amounting to 77% of all new cases). A full 5,521 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 630,435 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 556,158 individuals have now received both doses. A total of 56.8% of the entire adult population has received at least one vaccine dose.

29.07.2021

COVID-19 blog, 29 July: 222 new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 3,119 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 222 (7.1%) of the initial tests were positive. In total, 171 of the new cases were unvaccinated (amounting to 77% of all new cases). A full 5,521 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 630,435 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 556,158 individuals have now received both doses. A total of 56.8% of the entire adult population has received at least one vaccine dose.