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COVID-19 blog, 3 November: eighty new positive test results have been added in the past 24 hours

COVID-19 blogi, 3. november: ööpäevaga lisandus 80 positiivset testi

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 1,631 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, of which eighty (4.9%) were positive.

Based on the data in the population register, the highest number of new positive test results came from Harju County, where fifty-seven further individuals were found to have been infected. Three new positive coronavirus test results each were added from Ida-Viru County, Lääne-Viru County, and Pärnu County, and a further two from Rapla County. One case each was also added from Järva County, Lääne County, Põlva County, Saare County, and Võru County. On seven occasions, the places of residence of those individuals who tested positive were not specified in the population register. As a rule, such individuals tend to be foreign nationals.

The number of cases for every 100,000 people in the last fourteen days is 75.10, and 4.7% of all tests have been found to be positive.

Thirty-nine of the fifty-seven new cases from Harju County were from Tallinn. Eight of those new cases were close contacts of individuals who had already fallen ill. On two further occasions, the virus was brought in from Cyprus and Russia. The origin of the infection has remained unknown on four occasions. The circumstances surrounding the remaining cases are still being investigated.

Thirty-two of the new cases from Harju County which were added on 2 November were close contacts of individuals who had already fallen ill. Four cases were brought in from Finland, Russia, and Ukraine. On ten occasions, the origins of the infection have remained unknown.

The Health Board’s northern regional department is monitoring over 4,000 people, of whom 643 have fallen ill. There are seventeen different outbreaks in total within the northern regional department’s area of operations. The second workplace outbreak involves eight cases, and the third workplace outbreak also involves eight cases. An outbreak within a family circle includes five individuals, while the first school outbreak involves six cases, and the second school outbreak five cases. A fourth workplace outbreak involves ten cases, while a fifth workplace outbreak includes six individuals, and a party outbreak includes seventeen individuals. A sixth workplace outbreak involves fourteen individuals, and a care home outbreak involves thirty-three further individuals. A seventh workplace outbreak includes eight individuals. An eighth workplace outbreak includes fifteen individuals, and a sports-related outbreak includes five individuals. A kindergarten outbreak includes another five individuals, an outbreak which is connected to an event includes six cases, and an outbreak which is connected to another contact includes eight individuals. A further event-related outbreak was added which includes five cases.

One of the new cases from Ida-Viru County was brought in from Russia and one further case is connected to the Viru Prison outbreak. One new case from Lääne-Viru County was brought in from Denmark and the other is also connected to the Viru Prison outbreak.

There are seven active outbreaks in total within the eastern regional department’s area of operations. The first school outbreak in Sillamäe involves thirty-six individuals, the Jõhvi care home outbreak twenty-one individuals, a Narva-Jõesuu workplace outbreak ten individuals, a second Sillamäe school outbreak nine individuals, a Narva workplace outbreak seven individuals, and a Narva kindergarten outbreak a further seven individuals. Ninety-three individuals have tested positive in connection with the prison outbreak. Two of those cases involve prison employees.

The Health Board’s eastern regional department is monitoring over 1,000 people, of whom 221 have fallen ill.

Based on information in the population register, the new case from Võru County was handed over to the northern regional department as it involves an individual who actually lives in Harju County. The circumstances surrounding the new case from Põlva County are still being investigated. The southern regional department is monitoring 326 people, of whom fifty-eight have fallen ill. As part of those efforts the southern regional department is also monitoring one outbreak which occurred in a workplace in Jõgeva County which involves twenty individuals.

Based on information in the population register, the new case from Saare County was handed over to the northern regional department as it involves an individual who actually lives in Harju County. The new case from Lääne County was connected to an individual who had already fallen ill. One of the new cases from Pärnu County was brought in from Spain. Two other new cases from Pärnu county were handed over to the northern regional department as they involve individuals who actually live in Harju County. The western regional department is monitoring 232 people, of whom fifty-three have fallen ill.

 

A new testing site in Rapla

As of today, 3 November, nonlaryngeal samples can be provided at Alu tee 1 in Rapla.

The testing site in the hospital can be accessed by entering via the door under the awning. Samples are collected by Rapla County Hospital in cooperation with Rapla Perearstikeskus. The samples are taken to SYNLAB’s lab in Tallinn where they are analysed. Results are reported after 24 hours on average.

Anyone who has a referral can book a test in Rapla, as well as at other test sites, via the koroonatestimine.ee/en/ website.

There are nineteen public coronavirus testing sites in total in Estonia. The work of those testing sites is coordinated by the Health Board in cooperation with Medicum and SYNLAB.

 

Forty-five patients are being treated in hospital

As of the morning of 3 November, a total of forty-five COVID-19 patients are being treated in hospital, with two patients on a ventilator. Six new patients were discharged from hospital. Four new COVID-19 cases were opened.

As of today, 3 November, hospitals have closed a total of 556 cases relating to COVID-19 which involved 542 people.

Also as of 3 November, a total of 3,904 people have recovered from COVID-19. The cases of 2,847 people have been closed (72.9% of the total) and, in the case of 1,057 people (27.1%), 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.

Almost 266,000 initial tests have been analysed in Estonia, of which 5,125 or 1.9% of the total have been positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Detailed statistical data from the coronavirus tests is available at: www.terviseamet.ee/en/coronavirus-dataset.

 

The spread of coronavirus in Estonia is increasing every day

The share of cases is also increasing in which the origin of the infection remains unknown. The spread of the virus in Harju County and Tallinn is of especial concern. The Health Board also predicts a rapid increase in the number of close contact cases in this region, with the northern regional department monitoring over 4,000 individuals, of whom 643 have fallen ill.

Get tested as soon as possible. We have recently detected an increase in the percentage of asymptomatic carriers of the virus. The share of positive test results has also increased out of all those tests that have been analysed over a 24-hour-period, which indicates a potential concealed spread of the virus. The Health Board firmly encourages anyone with even the slightest of symptoms to get tested!

Get your information from reliable sources. We would like to request that people follow the government’s official information channels and only spread information which has been confirmed by those channels. Further information is available on the following websites: www.kriis.ee/en and www.terviseamet.ee/en. Information can also be obtained by calling 1247.

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.

According to information from the Health and Welfare Information Systems Centre, as of today the HOIA app has been downloaded on 170,441 occasions, and 192 individuals have used the app to highlight themselves as having been infected.

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 along with other useful information.

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

 

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