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COVID-19 blog, 4 August: eleven new positive test results have been added in the last 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 645 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with eleven new positive test results being added. 

Based on the data in the population register, three positive test results came from the city of Tartu and two from Harju County (one of which was from Tallinn). There was one new positive test result each from Jõgeva County, Ida-Viru County, and Lääne-Viru County. In the case of three other positive test results, the county of origin remains unknown. Four new cases were added to the Vabank outbreak (meaning that, as of 07:30 this morning, a total of 33 people have been infected in this outbreak). The cases in Ida-Viru and Harju counties were brought in from Spain. Two of the cases which cannot be linked to a specific county involve sailors. The circumstances surrounding the remaining individuals who have been infected are still being investigated. 

As of the morning of 4 August, four 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 394 cases relating to COVID-19 which involved 381 people. 

A total of 1,937 people have or are recovering from COVID-19 by today. The cases of 1,468 people have been closed (75.8% of the total) and, in the case of 469 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 2,091 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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