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COVID-19 blog, 25 December: 575 new positive test results have been added in the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 3,674 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 575 (15.7%) of the initial tests were positive.

Based on the data in the population register, the highest number of new positive test results came from Harju County, where 317 further individuals were found to have been infected. A total of 250 of the new cases from Harju County were from Tallinn.

A further 141 new positive coronavirus test results were added from Ida-Viru County, twenty-nine from Tartu County, fourteen from Lääne-Viru County, twelve from Võru County, and ten from Valga County. Nine new cases each were added from Pärnu County, Põlva County, and Rapla County, seven from Järva County, and three from Viljandi County. Two cases each were added from Hiiu County, Lääne County, and Saare County, and one from Jõgeva County. On eight 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 573.90, and 10.2% of all initial tests have been found to be positive.

The Health Board is monitoring over 28,000 individuals

The northern regional department is monitoring over 17,700 people, of whom 4,347 have fallen ill.

The eastern regional department is monitoring over 5,500 people, of whom 1,590 have fallen ill.

There are over 2,900 people who are being monitored by the southern regional department, of whom 600 have fallen ill.

There are over 1,800 people who are being monitored by the western regional department, of whom 439 have fallen ill.

A total of 384 patients are being treated in hospital

As of the morning of 25 December, hospital treatment is being supplied to 384 patients who have COVID-19. Thirty-six of those patients require intensive care, with twenty-three patients on a ventilator. Twelve new patients were discharged from hospital (including four cases which were registered retrospectively), four patients were transferred to a non-COVID-19 unit, and a further three cases of a transfer of a patient to another hospital were registered retrospectively.

Six new coronavirus deaths were registered within the past 24 hours, involving a 67 year-old man, a 69 year-old man, an 82 year-old woman, an 87 year-old woman, an 88 year-old man, and a 95 year-old woman. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 202 people in Estonia in total.

As of today, 25 December, hospitals have closed a total of 1,255 cases relating to COVID-19 which involved 1,231 people.

Also as of 25 December, a total of 15,181 people have recovered from COVID-19. The cases of 11,413 people have been closed (75.2% of the total) and, in the case of 3,768 people (24.8%), more than twenty-eight 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.

Since developing the capability of testing for coronavirus in spring 2020, over 608,000 tests have been analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The number of positive initial test results amounts to 24,582 individuals, or 4.0% of the total. Detailed statistical data from the coronavirus tests is available at: www.terviseamet.ee/en/coronavirus-dataset.

Download the HOIA app

Download the HOIA mobile app from Google Play or 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/en.

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.

The HOIA app has been downloaded on 240,784 occasions, and 1,936 individuals have used the app to highlight themselves as having been infected. A total of 618 of those cases are active.

The koroonatestimine.ee/en website provides information about testing based on a referral, testing when crossing the border, and also paid testing. Important information for physicians and employers can also be found on the website. Furthermore, anyone who has a doctor’s referral can use the website to book a test. Certificate details, customer service contact numbers, and the addresses of test sites can also be found on the website.

Let’s stay at home

Please keep your contact with other people at a minimum level, and stay at home as much as possible in order to reduce the risk of being infected, as well as of spreading the virus within your family circle. Spend the festive period and New Year’s Eve only with your closest family members. Cancel all parties and avoid large-scale gatherings, even outdoors.

Let’s keep in mind those individuals who must spend the festive season in hospital. The spread of coronavirus is increasing in Estonia. Let’s observe all of the restrictions and measures which have been established to protect our health in order to ensure both that our healthcare system can cope and to avoid endangering the health and lives of other people. Let’s avoid all unnecessary contact with others, follow social distancing rules, and please wear face masks!

It is known that the elderly and those individuals who suffer from chronic diseases are hit hardest by COVID-19 and are likelier to end up in hospital. Let’s do our best to avoid infecting them. Let’s prefer communication over the phone or online and spend less time together physically.

Further information about COVID-19 can be found on the Health Board website and on its Facebook page.

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23.07.2021

COVID-19 blog, 23 July: eighty-four new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 2,842 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of eighty-four (3.0%) of the initial tests were positive. A full 7,753 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 612,683 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 538,011 individuals have now received both doses. A total of 55.4% of the entire adult population has received at least one vaccine dose.

23.07.2021

COVID-19 blog, 23 July: eighty-four new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 2,842 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of eighty-four (3.0%) of the initial tests were positive. A full 7,753 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 612,683 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 538,011 individuals have now received both doses. A total of 55.4% of the entire adult population has received at least one vaccine dose.