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COVID-19 blog, 4 August: 244 new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 6,365 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 244 (3.8%) of the initial tests were positive. In total, 182 of the new cases were unvaccinated (amounting to 74.6% of all new cases). Sixteen of those individuals who were infected had received only one shot of the vaccine, while forty-six infected individuals (amounting to 18.9% of the overall figure) had completed the vaccination process. A full 6,264 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 649,250 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 569,508 individuals have now received both doses. A total of 58.2% of the entire adult population has received at least one vaccine dose.

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

A further forty new positive coronavirus test results were added from Tartu County, thirty-six from Pärnu County, twelve from Põlva County, and nine from Ida-Viru County. Another eight new cases were added from Rapla County, six from Järva County, and four each from Võru County and Lääne-Viru County. Three new cases each were also added from Jõgeva County and Viljandi County, and one each from Hiiu County and Valga County. No new cases were added from Lääne County or Saare County. On eighteen 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 163.10, and 4.8% of all initial tests have been found to be positive.

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

As of the morning of 4 August, hospital treatment is being supplied to forty-four patients who have COVID-19. Two patients require intensive care, and one patient has been placed on a ventilator. Six of those patients who are being treated in hospital are fully vaccinated (with those six cases amounting to 13.6% of the overall figure of hospitalisations for COVID-19), including five individuals who are being treated for symptomatic COVID-19.

In total, 6.9% 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-four. All told, twenty-nine of those patients who require hospital treatment are over the age of sixty (65.9% of the overall figure).

No new deaths were registered within the past 24 hours. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of a total of 1,273 people in Estonia.

In total, 649,250 individuals in Estonia have been vaccinated against COVID-19

As of this morning, a total of 649,250 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19, of whom 79,742 individuals have received one dose, and 569,508 individuals have received both doses. Of that total, 6,264 vaccine doses were administered over the past 24 hours, and 1,148,837 vaccine doses have been administered overall.

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/koroonakaart

 

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