Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

You are here

COVID-19 blog, 30 October: 101 new positive test results have been added in the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 1,517 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with 101 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 sixty-seven further individuals were found to have been infected. Nine new positive coronavirus test results were added from Ida-Viru County, three from Hiiu County, and three from Tartu County. Two new cases each were added from Lääne-Viru County and Pärnu County. One new case each was also added from Järva County, Jõgeva County, and Rapla County. On twelve occasions, the places of residences 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 56.81.

Fifty-three of the new cases from Harju County were from Tallinn. Five of those new cases were close contacts of individuals who had already fallen ill. On one occasion, the virus was brought in from Ukraine. The circumstances surrounding the remaining cases are still being investigated.

The Health Board’s northern regional department is monitoring almost 2,500 people, of whom 515 have fallen ill. There are fourteen different outbreaks in total within the northern regional department’s area of operations. Forty-two cases are connected to the first outbreak in a workplace, while 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 eight individuals, and a care home outbreak involves thirty-two further individuals. A seventh workplace outbreak includes six individuals. Two further outbreaks were added today, those being a fifth workplace outbreak with five individuals and a sports-related outbreak which also includes five individuals.

The positive test results of thirteen inmates of Viru Prison were added within the past 24 hours, including two cases which were added to Lääne-Viru County based on data in the population register. Other new cases from Ida-Viru County involve catching the virus via family members or acquaintances. Two individuals were also infected via work-related contacts, and one at a care home. One further case was brought in from Sweden. The circumstances surrounding the one remaining case are still being investigated. There are ten active outbreaks in total within the eastern regional department’s area of operations. An outbreak within a circle of family members and acquaintances in Ida-Viru County involves eight cases. There are nine cases that are connected to an outbreak at a school in Jõhvi, and twenty-one cases to the care home outbreak in Jõhvi. The first school outbreak in Sillamäe involves a further thirty-six individuals, and an outbreak at another school involves nine cases. An entertainment establishment outbreak involves ten cases. The workplace outbreak from Narva involves seven cases, and a kindergarten outbreak involves six cases. A Narva-Jõesuu workplace outbreak involves ten individuals. The prison outbreak involves fifty-five cases (eighteen known cases have not yet been included in the statistical data).

The Health Board’s eastern regional department is monitoring almost 900 people, of whom 144 have fallen ill.

Two of the new cases from Tartu County were close contacts of individuals who had already fallen ill, and one further case was infected via a work-related contact. The new case from Valga County was brought in from Russia. The southern regional department is monitoring over 300 people, of whom forty-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.

All three new cases from Hiiu County were infected while attending the same event. One of the new cases from Pärnu County was brought in from Denmark, while the other new case was infected via a work-related contact. The western regional department is monitoring over 250 people, of whom forty-four have fallen ill.

Forty patients are being treated in hospital

As of the morning of 30 October, a total of forty COVID-19 patients in Estonia are being treated in hospital, with three patients on a ventilator. Three new patients were discharged from hospital, and one patient was transferred from the Ida-Viru Central Hospital to Tartu University Hospital. Ten new COVID-19 cases were opened.

As of today, 30 October, hospitals have closed a total of 547 cases relating to COVID-19 which involved 533 people.

Also as of 30 October, a total of 3,747 people have recovered from COVID-19. The cases of 2,738 people have been closed (73.1% of the total) and, in the case of 1,009 people (26.9%), 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.

Over 259,000 initial tests have been analysed in Estonia, of which 4,771 or 1.8% 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.

Everyone is personally responsible for preventing the spread of the virus

The spread of the virus can be stopped, and our society can remain open if we all behave responsibly. Coronavirus is transferred from one individual to another, and every single one of us has a very important role in preventing this from happening and stopping the virus.

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 out of all those tests that have been analysed over a 24-hour-period has also increased, which indicates a potential concealed spread of the virus. The Health Board would encourage anyone with even slight symptoms to get tested.

The government has reduced the duration of the compulsory restriction on freedom of movement after crossing the border, as well as the duration of the compulsory quarantine of close contacts of individuals who have been infected with coronavirus, reducing it from fourteen days to ten days. In order to have the duration of their quarantine period reduced, a close contact must get tested at least ten days after the latest contact, and their test results must be negative. Based on scientific research, approximately 95% of all cases develop symptoms within ten days after coming in contact with an individual who is positive. Several European countries, including Finland and Latvia, have already reduced the duration of their compulsory isolation period.

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 168,218 occasions, and 165 individuals have used the app to highlight themselves as having been infected.

The www.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, those individuals who have 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.

Veel uudiseid samal teemal

28.07.2021

COVID-19 blog, 28 July: 173 new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 3,172 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 173 (5.5%) of the initial tests were positive. A full 6,142 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 627,375 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 552,952 individuals have now received both doses. A total of 56.5% of the entire adult population has received at least one vaccine dose.

28.07.2021

COVID-19 blog, 28 July: 173 new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 3,172 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 173 (5.5%) of the initial tests were positive. A full 6,142 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 627,375 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 552,952 individuals have now received both doses. A total of 56.5% of the entire adult population has received at least one vaccine dose.