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COVID-19 blog, 27 August: 351 new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 4,433 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 351 (7.9%) of the initial tests were positive. In total, 266 of the new cases were unvaccinated (amounting to 75.8% of all new cases). Eighty-five infected individuals (amounting to 24.2% of the overall figure) had completed the vaccination process.

Based on the data in the population register, the highest number of new positive test results came from Harju County, where 116 further individuals were found to have been infected. A total of eighty-three of the new cases in Harju County were from Tallinn.

A further sixty-three new positive coronavirus test results were added from Tartu County, twenty from Ida-Viru County, nineteen from Pärnu County, seventeen from Võru County, fifteen each from Põlva County and Lääne-Viru County, and fourteen each from Valga County and Jõgeva County. Another thirteen new cases were added from Rapla County, twelve from Viljandi County, ten from Lääne County, nine from Saare County, two from Hiiu County, and one from Järva County. On eleven 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 315.00, and 7.2% of all initial tests have been found to be positive.

Eighteen new COVID-19 cases have been opened within the past 24 hours, and 110 patients are being treated in hospital

As of the morning of 27 August, hospital treatment is being supplied to 110 patients who have COVID-19. Thirteen patients require intensive care, and nine patients have been placed on a ventilator. Eighty-nine of those patients who are being treated in hospital have not been vaccinated (with eighty-one of those individuals requiring treatment for symptomatic COVID-19), which means that 80.9% of all individuals who are being treated in hospital are unvaccinated.

In total, 6.7% of all individuals who have tested positive have required hospital treatment. The average age of those patients who are being treated in hospital is sixty-six. All told, sixty-seven of those patients who require hospital treatment are over the age of sixty (60.9% of the overall figure).

One new death was registered within the past 24 hours, involving an 87 year-old woman. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of a total of 1,287 people in Estonia.

Overall, 717,212 individuals in Estonia have been vaccinated against COVID-19

As of this morning, a total of 717,212 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19, of whom 97,327 individuals have received one dose, and 619,885 individuals have received both doses. Of that total, 3,732 vaccine doses were administered over the past 24 hours, and 1,252,237 vaccine doses have been administered overall. In total, 63.5% of all adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is now available for anyone who is at least twelve years of age. Time slots for vaccination against COVID-19 can be booked via the eBooking system or by calling the central phone number (1247) between 08:00 and 20:00. New time slots are being added into the system based on the arrival of fresh vaccine deliveries.

If you experience any technical issues or have any questions about booking a vaccination time via the digital reception service, please contact TEHIK on 7 943 943 or by sending an email to abi@tehik.ee (every day between 07:00-22:00).

Further information can be found on the Health Board’s website: www.terviseamet.ee/en/coronavirus-dataset 

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