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COVID-19 blog, 4 May: 7 new positive test results in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 1583 tests were analysed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which 7 (0,4%) showed positive results.

Based on data from the population register, 6 new positive tests were found in Tallinn and one in Võru County.

According to the latest data from the morning of 4 May, 61 patients require hospitalisation in Estonia due to the coronavirus, of whom 4 are on ventilation. 264 persons have been discharged from hospitals, 273 disease cases have been closed. During the past 24 hours, a 63 year old woman being treated at the Tartu University Hospital died. In total, 56 people have died due to the coronavirus in Estonia.

A total of 60 530 first time tests have been carried out in Estonia, of which 1 720 (2,8%) have been positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. For more detailed statistics on coronavirus testing, please see

Information about the emergency situation

The emergency situation, in effect due to the coronavirus containment efforts since 12 March, will last until 17 May in Estonia. During the emergency situation, public places are subject to the 2+2 rule: only two people can move around together, while keeping a distance of at least two meters with others.

Starting 11 May, shopping centres can open sales and service halls and restaurants if disinfectants are made available to customers and the 2+2 rule is followed. The rules also apply to the general areas of the shopping centre and all service halls and restaurants outside of shopping centres.

Until now only those businesses in shopping centres offering certain goods and services, such as grocery stores and pharmacies, were open. However, from next week if the hygiene rules are followed, other shops and services can also be opened in shopping centres as well, for example, pet shops, shoe and watch repair shops, as well as hairdressers and beauty salons.

Shopping centre restaurants, which until now were selling food only for take-away, can also serve food on location starting on 11 May. Restaurants must also follow the 2+2 rule and position tables at least 2 metres apart, in a manner that up to two persons can sit at the table (except families). It is recommended that restaurants should only offer table service at this point to minimise clients’ contact with different servers and other guests.  

The limitation for restaurants to stop service at 10 pm will stay in place, to avoid people from gathering at restaurants, cafes and bars in the evenings.

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