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COVID-19 blog, 3 August: one new positive test result has been added in the last 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 257 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with one new positive test result being added.

Based on the data in the population register, the one positive test result came from the city of Tartu and was related to the Vabank outbreak. In total so far, 29 people have fallen ill in connection with the Vabank outbreak, with seventeen of them in Tartu where 162 close contacts have also been identified. In addition to the party at the Vabank Night Club on 18 July which was attended by an infected individual, five infection cases have also been identified amongst those people who were at the Naiiv bar on 24 July (including a Finnish person who has tested positive in their home country). We would like to ask everyone who visited the bar to monitor their health and to contact their family physician immediately in the event that they develop symptoms. 

As of the morning of 3 August, five people in Estonia are being treated in hospital due to coronavirus, with no patients on a ventilator. There have been no new deaths in the past 24 hours. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of a total of 63 people in Estonia.

As of today, hospitals have closed a total of 393 cases related to COVID-19 which involved 380 people. 

A total of 1,935 people have recovered from COVID-19 by today. The cases of 1,467 people have been closed (75.8% of the total) and, in the case of 468 people (24.2%), 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.

More than 120,000 initial tests have been analysed in Estonia, of which 2,080 or 1.7% of the total have been positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Detailed statistical data of the coronavirus tests is available at www.koroonakaart.ee/en

The Health Board would like to remind people that they should continue to wash their hands carefully, staying at home when they feel unwell, and leaving enough space for their fellow citizens in order to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-1 virus which causes COVID-19. Coronavirus primarily spreads from an infected person to healthy people via close contact. Close contact is classed as a situation in which two people are within two metres of each other for at least fifteen minutes.

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.

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The last 24 hours have seen a total of 2,686 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with eighty-one new positive test results being added.