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COVID-19 blog, 5 August: 258 new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 3,462 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 258 (7.5%) of the initial tests were positive. In total, 181 of the new cases were unvaccinated (amounting to 70.2% of all new cases). Twenty-four of those individuals who were infected had received only one shot of the vaccine, while fifty-three infected individuals (amounting to 20.5% of the overall figure) had completed the vaccination process. Unvaccinated individuals formed 95% of all individuals who were tested.

According to Hanna Sepp, head of the Health Board’s Department of Communicable Diseases, said that vaccinated individuals usually only develop mild symptoms and do not require hospitalisation. ‘There are currently five vaccinated individuals who are being treated in hospital for symptomatic COVID-19. The majority of those individuals are elderly people,’ she said.

A full 6,099 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 653,956 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 572,299 individuals have now received both doses. A total of 58.5% 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 102 further individuals were found to have been infected. A total of sixty-four of the new cases in Harju County were from Tallinn.

A further forty-one new positive coronavirus test results were added from Tartu County, twenty-four from Pärnu County, twelve from Põlva County, eleven from Viljandi County, and eight from Lääne-Viru County. Another seven new cases each were added from Ida-Viru County, Lääne County, and Rapla County, six each from Jõgeva County, Saare County, and Võru County, four from Valga County, and three from Järva County. No new cases were added from Hiiu County. On fourteen 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 173.40, and 5.0% of all initial tests have been found to be positive.

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

As of the morning of 5 August, hospital treatment is being supplied to forty-six 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 13.1% of the overall figure of hospitalisations for COVID-19), including five individuals who are being treated for symptomatic COVID-19.

In total, 6.8% 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-seven. All told, thirty-one of those patients who require hospital treatment are over the age of sixty (67.4% of the overall figure).

Three new coronavirus deaths were registered within the past 24 hours, involving an 81 year-old woman, a 74 year-old woman, and a 70 year-old man. Two of those individuals were unvaccinated and one had received a single vaccine dose. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of a total of 1,276 people in Estonia.

In total, 653,956 individuals in Estonia have been vaccinated against COVID-19

As of this morning, a total of 653,956 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19, of whom 81,657 individuals have received one dose, and 572,299 individuals have received both doses. Of that total, 6,099 vaccine doses were administered over the past 24 hours, and 1,154,914 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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