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COVID-19 blog, 26 May: 10 new positive test results in 24 hours

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Over the past 24 hours, 1500 tests were analysed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which 10 (0.7%) showed positive results.

Based on data from the population register, the residents of five counties received a positive corona test result. 6 new positive tests were found in Harju County (2 in Tallinn), 1 in Pärnu County, 1 in Lääne County, 1 in Rapla County and 1 in Jõgeva County.

According to the latest data from the morning of 26 May, 36 patients require hospitalisation in Estonia due to the coronavirus, of whom 1 are on ventilation. 322 persons have been discharged from hospitals, 333 disease cases have been closed.

To date 1552 persons have recovered from the disease. 1009 (65.0%) of these cases have been closed and in the cases of 543 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 65 persons in Estonia.

A total of 78 086 first time tests have been carried out in Estonia, of which 1 834 (2.3%) 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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