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COVID-19 blog, 5 October: ten new positive test results have been added in the past 24 hours

Based on the data in the population register, the highest number of new positive test results came from Harju County, where six further individuals were found to have been infected. Two new positive coronavirus test results were added from Lääne-Viru County and one from Ida-Viru County. On one occasion, the place of residence of the individual who tested positive was 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 51.02.

The circumstances surrounding the six new cases from Harju County (of whom two were from Tallinn) are still being investigated.

There are seven different outbreaks in total within the northern regional department’s area of operations, of which the largest is the East Tallinn Central Hospital outbreak which involves twenty-five employees, fourteen patients, and two cafeteria employees who have fallen ill. Twenty-nine pupils and ten teachers have been infected in connection with the Läänemere Gymnasium outbreak. Twenty-nine cases are connected to the first outbreak in a workplace, while the Haapsalu Nostalgia Days outbreak involves eight cases, the Rescue Board outbreak seven cases, and another workplace outbreak seven cases, with a further five individuals also being connected to an outbreak within a circle of family members and acquaintances.

The inspectors of the Health Board’s northern regional department are monitoring almost 2,200 people, of whom 371 have fallen ill.

The new cases from Ida-Viru County and Lääne-Viru County were infected within the family circle.

There are twelve active outbreaks in total within the regional department’s area of operations. Thirty cases are connected to the largest outbreak in the region, one which took place within a circle of acquaintances, while seven cases are connected to the Kohtla-Järve workplace outbreak, fourteen cases to the first Sillamäe workplace outbreak, and nine cases to the second Sillamäe workplace outbreak. The Tammiku Basic School outbreak involves twelve cases, the Kohtla-Järve Central Elementary School outbreak seven cases, another outbreak within a circle of family members and acquaintances in Ida-Viru County seven cases, and the Kohtla-Järve birthday party outbreak five cases. There are also seven cases that are connected to the Jõhvi Gymnasium outbreak and six cases to the Jõhvi Care Home outbreak, with the latter involving one care home employee and five of its clients. The Sillamäe Old Town School outbreak involves a further six individuals, and an outbreak at an entertainment establishment involves nine cases in total in Kohtla-Järve and Sillamäe. 

The Health Board’s eastern regional department is monitoring more than 1,000 people, of whom 187 have fallen ill.

Forty-one people are being treated in hospitals, with three patients on a ventilator

As of the morning of 5 October, a total of forty-one people in Estonia are being treated in hospital due to coronavirus, with three patients on a ventilator. No new patients were discharged from hospital, and one patient was transferred to a non-COVID unit. No new COVID-19 cases were opened.

No new deaths have been added in the past 24 hours. Coronavirus has now claimed the lives of sixty-seven people in Estonia.

As of today, 5 October, hospitals have closed a total of 474 cases relating to COVID-19 which involved 461 people.

Also as of 5 October, a total of 2,755 people have recovered from COVID-19. The cases of 2,094 people have been closed (76% of the total) and, in the case of 661 people (24%), 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.

Eighteen testing sites in Estonia are collecting nasopharyngeal samples based on referrals. Three of these testing sites are located at the port and in the airport and are designed to test people who arrive in Estonia from abroad.

Over 220,000 initial tests have been analysed in Estonia, of which 3,617 or 1.6% of the total have been positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Detailed statistical data from the coronavirus tests is available at: www.koroonakaart.ee/en.

How can the spread of coronavirus be stopped?

  • The most efficient measure which can be applied to avoid being infected is keeping one’s distance.
  • In crowded places and especially indoors where it is not possible to maintain the required distance from other people, it is advisable to wear a mask.
  • Closed, crowded spaces should be avoided if possible.
  • The rules governing hand hygiene must be observed: hands must be washed frequently.
  • Hands should be washed in soap and warm water. Alcohol-based hand sanitation products should be used in public places.
  • When you sneeze or cough, please cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue. Immediately safely dispose of the used tissue and clean your hands. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (or part of your forearm), not your bare hand, to cover your mouth and nose.
  • Anyone who becomes ill should stay at home, even if their symptoms are mild.
  • People who develop any symptoms should suspect that they have coronavirus and contact their family physician.
  • 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 152,665 occasions, and 81 individuals have used the app to highlight themselves as having been infected.

Further information about COVID-19 can be found on the Health Board website and on its Facebook page.

Which numbers may be used by the Health Board’s automated calling system to contact you?

One of the options available when it comes to verifying the authenticity of the call is to check the caller’s number. The automated system uses the following numbers:

  • +372 601 1104
  • +372 601 1041
  • +372 601 1365
  • +372 601 1143
  • +372 601 1355

In addition to an initial call which is made to notify people that they have come into close contact with an infected individual, the automated system also makes further check-up calls to investigate whether or not any individual who has already received an initial warning has developed any symptoms of coronavirus. If the individual does not feel well, they are asked to immediately contact their family physician.

The automated system was created to relieve the burden on the Health Board’s employees, as the number of close contacts has increased explosively in the recent period. The Health Board’s inspectors are also still personally contacting individuals who have fallen ill.

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The last 24 hours have seen 2,842 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of eighty-four (3.0%) of the initial tests were positive. A full 7,753 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 612,683 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 538,011 individuals have now received both doses. A total of 55.4% of the entire adult population has received at least one vaccine dose.

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COVID-19 blog, 23 July: eighty-four new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 2,842 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of eighty-four (3.0%) of the initial tests were positive. A full 7,753 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 612,683 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 538,011 individuals have now received both doses. A total of 55.4% of the entire adult population has received at least one vaccine dose.