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COVID-19 blog, 4 November: 208 new positive test results have been added in the past 24 hours

COVID-19 blogi, 4. november: ööpäevaga lisandus 208 positiivset testi

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 2,660 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, of which 208 (7.8%) were positive.

Based on the data in the population register, the highest number of new positive test results came from Harju County, where 107 further individuals were found to have been infected. Forty-nine new positive coronavirus test results were added from Ida-Viru County, and eleven new cases from Tartu County. Six new cases were added from Hiiu County and Pärnu County, four from Lääne-Viru County, three from Rapla County, and two from Võru County. One case each was also added from Järva County and Jõgeva County. On eighteen occasions, the places of residence 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 87.44, and 5.2% of all tests have been found to be positive.

Seventy-four of the 107 new cases from Harju County were from Tallinn. Twenty of those new cases which were added from within the area of operations of the Health Board’s northern regional department were close contacts of individuals who had already fallen ill. Three cases were connected to catching the virus in Viru Prison (those cases were handed over to the eastern regional department). The origin of the infection has remained unknown on fifteen occasions. The circumstances surrounding the remaining cases are still being investigated.

Thirty-five of those new cases from the northern regional department’s area of operations which were added on 3 November were close contacts of individuals who had already fallen ill. Eight cases were brought in from Russia, England, Cyprus, Ukraine, Germany, and Turkey. On fourteen occasions the origins of the infection have remained unknown (including one case from Järva County and one from Rapla County). The circumstances surrounding the remaining cases are still being investigated.

The Health Board’s northern regional department is monitoring over 4,500 people, of whom 692 have fallen ill. There are seventeen different outbreaks in total within the northern regional department’s area of operations. 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 fourteen individuals, and a care home outbreak involves thirty-three further individuals. A seventh workplace outbreak includes eight individuals. An eighth workplace outbreak includes fifteen individuals, and a sports-related outbreak includes five individuals. A kindergarten outbreak includes another five individuals, an event-related outbreak includes six cases, and an outbreak which is connected to another contact includes eight individuals. Another event-related outbreak includes five cases.

Fourteen of the new cases from Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru counties were connected to the prison outbreak (those cases were added to the Viru Prison outbreak which involves thirteen individuals from Ida-Viru County and one from Lääne-Viru County). On fifteen occasions, the virus was passed on within the family circle (including fourteen cases from Ida-Viru County and one from Lääne-Viru County). Ten cases were infected via their acquaintances (including nine cases from Ida-Viru County and one case from Lääne-Viru County). Three cases from Ida-Viru County caught the virus in the workplace, one further case was brought in from Russia, and one individual was infected during a training session. The circumstances surrounding a further nine cases are still being investigated (including eight cases from Ida-Viru County and one from Lääne-Viru County).

There are seven active outbreaks in total within the eastern regional department’s area of operations. The first school outbreak in Sillamäe involves thirty-six individuals, the Jõhvi care home outbreak twenty-one individuals, a Narva-Jõesuu workplace outbreak ten individuals, a second Sillamäe school outbreak nine individuals, a Narva workplace outbreak seven individuals, and a Narva kindergarten outbreak a further seven individuals. A total of 107 individuals have tested positive in connection with the prison outbreak. Four of those cases involve prison employees.

The Health Board’s eastern regional department is monitoring over 1,400 people, of whom 275 have fallen ill.

Based on information in the population register, the new case from Jõgeva County was handed over to the northern regional department as it involves an individual who actually lives in Harju County. The two new cases from Võru County were infected at a care home. Six of the new cases from Tartu County were also infected in connection with a care home outbreak, two further cases were infected via family-related contacts, and the circumstances surrounding the remaining cases are still being investigated. The southern regional department is monitoring 408 people, of whom seventy-seven have fallen ill. As part of those efforts the southern regional department is also monitoring one outbreak which occurred at a care home and involves fourteen individuals.

One of the cases from Hiiu County was infected at school, while five further cases caught the virus at a family event. One of the new cases from Pärnu County was also infected at the same family event in Hiiu County, four cases were close contacts of individuals who had already fallen ill, and the circumstances surrounding the one remaining case from Pärnu County are still being investigated. The western regional department is monitoring 323 people, of whom sixty-seven have fallen ill. The western regional department is also monitoring one active outbreak which involves eight individuals at a Hiiu County family event.

Forty-four patients are being treated in hospital

As of the morning of 4 November, a total of forty-four COVID-19 patients are being treated in hospital, with two patients on a ventilator. Two new patients were discharged from hospital, one individual was transferred to a non-COVID-19 unit, and one further individual was transferred from the West Tallinn Central Hospital to the North Estonia Medical Centre. Four new COVID-19 cases were opened (including one individual who was registered on 4 November).

As of today, 4 November, hospitals have closed a total of 560 cases relating to COVID-19 which involved 546 people.

Also as of 4 November, a total of 3,954 people have recovered from COVID-19. The cases of 2,878 people have been closed (72.8% of the total) and, in the case of 1,076 people (27.2%), 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.

Almost 270,000 initial tests have been analysed in Estonia, of which 5,333 or 1.9% 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/koroonakaart.

The spread of coronavirus in Estonia is increasing every day

The share of cases is also increasing in which the origin of the infection remains unknown. The spread of the virus in Harju County and Tallinn is of especial concern. The Health Board also predicts a rapid increase in the number of close contact cases in this region, with the northern regional department monitoring over 4,500 individuals, of whom 692 have fallen ill.

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

Get your information from reliable sources. We would like to request that people follow the government’s official information channels and only spread information which has been confirmed by those channels. Further information is available on the following websites: www.kriis.ee/en and www.terviseamet.ee/en. Information can also be obtained by calling 1247.

Download the HOIA app

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 171,136 occasions, and 200 individuals have used the app to highlight themselves as having been infected.

The 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, anyone who has 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.

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