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COVID-19 blog, 7 February: 417 new positive test results have been added in the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 4,025 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 417 (10.4%) of the initial tests were positive.

Based on the data in the population register, the highest number of new positive test results came from Harju County, where 202 further individuals were found to have been infected. A total of 141 of the new cases from Harju County were from Tallinn.

A further fifty-six new positive coronavirus test results were added from Ida-Viru County, thirty-eight from Tartu County, twenty-six from Pärnu County, sixteen each from Rapla County and Lääne-Viru County, thirteen from Võru County, and ten from Viljandi County. A further nine new cases were added from Jõgeva County, eight from Põlva County, seven from Saare County, four from Järva County, three each from Lääne County and Valga County, and one from Hiiu County. On five 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 543.1, and 10.8% of all initial tests have been found to be positive.

Twenty-eight new COVID-19 cases were opened within the past 24 hours, and a total of 425 patients are being treated in hospital

As of the morning of 7 February, hospital treatment is being supplied to 425 patients who have COVID-19. Thirty-three of those patients require intensive care, with sixteen patients on a ventilator.

Twenty-eight new COVID-19 cases were opened in total. Eight patients were discharged from hospital, and six individuals were transferred to a non-COVID-19 unit.

Five new coronavirus deaths were registered within the past 24 hours, involving a 91 year-old woman, a 90 year-old man, an 86 year-old man, an 86 year-old woman, and a 78 year-old woman. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 461 people in Estonia in total.

As of today, 7 February, hospitals have closed a total of 2,699 cases relating to COVID-19 which involved 2,652 people.

Also as of 7 February, a total of 37,788 people have recovered from COVID-19. The cases of 26,346 people have been closed (69.7% of the total) and, in the case of 11,442 people (30.3%), more than twenty-eight 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.

Since developing the capability of testing for coronavirus in spring 2020, a total of 807,589 tests have been analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The number of positive initial test results amounts to 47,928 individuals, or 5.9% of the total. Detailed statistical data from the coronavirus tests is available at: www.terviseamet.ee/en/coronavirus-dataset.

In total, 35,905 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 17,519 individuals have received two doses

As of this morning, a total of 35,905 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19, of whom 17,519 individuals have received both doses. Statistical data about vaccinations is available from the Health Board’s coronavirus database. Patients can view their vaccination information in the ‘Patient Portal’ at digilugu.ee.

Vaccination continues this week among care home residents and employees, staff of dental care practices, and specialised medical care providers. The vaccination of pharmacy staff is also about to begin, and second doses are being administered to those individuals who have already received their first dose. Larger family healthcare centres in Harju County, Ida-Viru County, and Pärnu County will start vaccinating individuals who are over eighty years of age.

The aim of vaccinating against COVID-19 is to protect risk groups who are likelier to be infected or who are at a higher risk of developing severe symptoms in the event of being infected, as well as to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to reduce the number of deaths that are caused by the disease, while also alleviating the load on the healthcare system and the economy, and to enable society to function normally.

The first recipients of vaccinations are healthcare professionals and employees of healthcare institutions, the employees and residents of care homes, and individuals who are over seventy years old and who suffer from certain health conditions which may increase the severity of COVID-19 symptoms that could be experienced in the event of their falling ill. As soon as Estonia receives a sufficient number of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, vaccination will also become available to other target groups, as well as to the general population.

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 about those with whom you have come into close contact. Further information is available here: www.hoia.me/en.

Based on information which is available to the Health and Welfare Information Systems Centre (TEHIK), the HOIA app has been downloaded on 262,532 occasions, and 3,159 individuals have used the app to highlight themselves as having been infected. A total of 339 of those cases are active.

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.

Nationwide restrictions apply

As of this week, uniform COVID-19 restrictions apply all over Estonia, as the virus has now spread extensively nationwide. Catering and entertainment establishments may serve customers on-site until 9:00pm and may seat groups of up to six people together. Cinemas, theatres, concert halls, and other indoor venues with fixed seating in which public events are held may not be filled by more than fifty percent of their maximum capacity. Further information is available on the following website: kriis.ee/en.

The curve of new cases is showing signs of stabilising, but the spread of the virus remains very extensive. The low vacancy rate of COVID-19 intensive care beds remains the main concern. Anyone can contribute to preventing the spread of the virus. It is important to avoid unnecessary contact and to take the required precautions.

Please only use reliable sources to find information about coronavirus, COVID-19, and vaccines. Vaccination-related information is available at: www.vaktsineeri.ee/en. Further information about COVID-19 can be found on the Health Board website and on its Facebook page.

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28.07.2021

COVID-19 blog, 28 July: 173 new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 3,172 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 173 (5.5%) of the initial tests were positive. A full 6,142 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 627,375 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 552,952 individuals have now received both doses. A total of 56.5% of the entire adult population has received at least one vaccine dose.

28.07.2021

COVID-19 blog, 28 July: 173 new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 3,172 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 173 (5.5%) of the initial tests were positive. A full 6,142 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 627,375 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 552,952 individuals have now received both doses. A total of 56.5% of the entire adult population has received at least one vaccine dose.