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COVID-19 blog, 3 September: twenty-six new positive test results have been added in the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 2,276 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with twenty-six new positive test results being added. 

Based on the data in the population register, the highest number of new positive test results came from Harju County, where eighteen new individuals were found to have been infected. Two new positive coronavirus test results were added from Ida-Viru County, and one new coronavirus case each was added from Lääne-Viru County, Tartu County, and Võru County. On three occasions the places of residence of those individuals who tested positive were not specified in the population register. 

Almost 1,300 individuals are being monitored by two regional departments of the Health Board in connection with the spread of coronavirus

Six of the eighteen new Harju County coronavirus cases which were added in the past 24 hours were close contacts of individuals who had already previously tested positive. The circumstances surrounding the remaining cases are still being investigated. The one individual from Lääne-Viru County who tested positive actually resides in Harju County, so the Health Board’s eastern regional department handed the case over to the northern regional department and the northern regional department is therefore now monitoring nineteen new cases.

The Health Board’s northern regional department is now monitoring three active outbreaks of which the outbreaks in Ülemiste City and Nõmme Kalju currently involve eight cases each. There is also a sauna party outbreak which involves six cases.

The Health Board’s northern regional department is monitoring more than 500 people in total, of whom 102 have fallen ill.

Both new cases from Ida-Viru County caught the infection from family members who had previously fallen ill.

The Health Board’s eastern regional department is monitoring 770 people in connection with the spread of SARS-CoV-2, of whom 105 have fallen ill. There are five active outbreaks in total within the regional department’s area of operations, of which the largest is what is being termed the Estonia Mine outbreak with fifty-six cases (involving thirty-one employees and twenty-five close contacts of those employees). There are fifteen cases that are connected with the Jõhvi Kelder outbreak, thirteen cases that are part of the coronavirus outbreak which originated in the United Kingdom, eight that can be linked to the Ojamaa Mine outbreak, and five to the Viru Prison outbreak (involving three employees and two family members of those employees).

Ten people are being treated in hospital due to coronavirus

As of the morning of 3 September, ten people in Estonia are being treated in hospital due to coronavirus, with no patients on a ventilator. One patient was discharged from hospital within the last 24 hours; three new individuals who had been infected with coronavirus were hospitalised.

As of today, hospitals have closed a total of 413 cases relating to COVID-19 which involved 400 people.

A total of 2,150 people have recovered from COVID-19 by today. The cases of 1,625 people have been closed (75.6% of the total) and, in the case of 521 people (24.4%), 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.

The number of cases for every 100,000 people in the last fourteen days is 16.1.

More than 154,000 initial tests have been analysed in Estonia, of which 2,441 or 1.6% of the total have been positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Detailed statistical data from the coronavirus tests is available at: www.koroonakaart.ee/en.

How can the spread of coronavirus be stopped?

  • The most efficient measure which can be applied to avoid being infected is keeping one’s distance.
  • In crowded places and especially indoors where it is not possible to maintain the required distance from other people, it is advisable to wear a mask.
  • Closed, crowded spaces should be avoided if possible.
  • The rules governing hand hygiene must be observed: hands must be washed frequently.
  • Hands should be washed in soap and warm water. Alcohol-based hand sanitation products should be used in public places.
  • When you sneeze or cough, please cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue. Immediately safely dispose of the used tissue and clean your hands. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (or part of your forearm), not your bare hand, to cover your mouth and nose.
  • Anyone who becomes ill should stay at home, even if their symptoms are mild.
  • People who develop any symptoms should suspect that they have coronavirus and contact their family physician.

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 84,411 occasions and thirteen individuals have used the app to highlight themselves as having been infected.

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

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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.

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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.