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COVID-19 blog, 7 May: 383 new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 4,931 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 383 (7.8%) of the initial tests were positive. A full 17,619 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 362,866 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 147,501 individuals have received both doses. A total of 62% of all individuals over the age of seventy have received at least one vaccine dose. In all counties other than Ida-Viru County, over 60% of all individuals over the age of seventy have been vaccinated.

Based on the data in the population register, the highest number of new positive test results came from Harju County, where 164 further individuals were found to have been infected. A total of 117 of the new cases in Harju County were from Tallinn.

A further seventy-seven new positive coronavirus test results were added from Ida-Viru County, twenty-nine from Tartu County, twenty-seven from Pärnu County, twenty from Viljandi County, ten from Lääne County, and nine from Valga County. Another seven new cases each were added from Rapla County and Lääne-Viru County, five from Jõgeva County, four each from Saare County and Võru County, and two from Järva County. No new cases were added from Hiiu County or Põlva County. On eighteen 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 357.20, and 8.0% of all initial tests have been found to be positive.

A total of forty-one new COVID-19 cases have been opened within the past 24 hours, and 313 patients are being treated in hospital

As of the morning of 7 May, hospital treatment is being supplied to 313 patients who have COVID-19. Forty-five of those patients require intensive care, with thirty-two patients on a ventilator.

A total of forty-one new COVID-19 cases were opened (including two cases which were opened retrospectively). Thirteen patients were discharged from hospital, one individual who had previously tested positive turned out to be negative, and a further six patients were transferred to a non-COVID-19 unit.

In total, 7.0% of all individuals who have tested positive have required hospital treatment. The average age of those patients who are being treated in hospital is 68. In total, 229 of those patients who require hospital treatment are over the age of sixty (73.0% of the overall figure).

Seven new coronavirus deaths were registered within the past 24 hours, involving a 70 year-old woman, a 71 year-old woman, a 77 year-old woman, an 80 year-old woman, two 86 year-old women, and a 92 year-old woman. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 1,194 people in Estonia in total.

As of today, 7 May, hospitals have closed a total of 7,270 cases relating to COVID-19 which involved 6,997 people.

Also as of 7 May, a total of 114,889 people have recovered from COVID-19. The cases of 75,178 people have been closed (65.4% of the total) and, in the case of 39,711 people (34.6%), 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, over 1,318,000 tests in total have been analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The number of positive initial test results amounts to 124,529 individuals, or 9.4% of the total. Detailed statistical data from the coronavirus tests is available at: www.terviseamet.ee/en/coronavirus-dataset.

In total, 362,866 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 147,501 individuals have received two doses

As of this morning, a total of 362,866 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19, of whom 215,365 individuals have received one dose, and 147,501 individuals have received both doses. Of that total, 17,619 vaccine doses were administered over the past 24 hours, and 510,126 vaccine doses have been administered overall.

As of the beginning of this week, vaccination is available for all individuals who are at least fifty years of age or who will turn fifty this year, as well as for all individuals who are included in any of the COVID-19 risk groups, irrespective of their age. Vaccination times can be booked via the national eBooking system (www.digiregistratuur.ee), or by contacting your local hospital or visiting its reception area, or by getting in touch with a private medical institution.

The vaccination lists for all individuals over the age of fifty have now been opened up through the national eBooking system. New vaccination time slots are regularly being added. All of the healthcare providers which have joined the nationwide digital reception service are disclosing information about their vacant time slots based on the number of vaccine supplies which are at their disposal. Thanks to this, information in the nationwide digital reception service is constantly being updated.

As of this morning, there were over 1,700 vacant vaccination time slots in various healthcare institutions all over Estonia, as shown on the nationwide digital reception service. The vaccination service is being provided by City Health Clinic, Corrigo, the Estonian Diabetes Center, Hiiu County Hospital, East Tallinn Central Hospital, Ida-Viru Central Hospital, Järva County Hospital, Jõgeva Hospital, Lääne County Hospital, West Tallinn Central Hospital, South Estonian Hospital, Medita Clinic, Põlva Hospital, Qvalitas Arstikeskus, Rakvere Hospital, S Silmarõõm, Tervis Medical Spa, Tallinna Eriarstikeskus, Tartu University Hospital, TNP Konsultatsioonid, Viljandi Hospital, and Viru Hospital.

Anyone who is included in any of those groups which are currently being vaccinated can find the relevant information via the ‘Patient Portal’, and will be able to proceed directly from the patient portal to the list of vacancies that are available through the nationwide digital reception service. Vaccination can be booked digitally for any of the hospitals which have made available their information about remaining vacancies.

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).

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.

Based on information which is available to the Health and Welfare Information Systems Centre (TEHIK), the HOIA app has been downloaded on 275,419 occasions. Overall, 6,728 individuals have used the app to highlight themselves as having been infected. A total of 118 of those cases are active.

For HOIA to be able to notify close contacts, the individual who has been infected must already have downloaded and activated the app before falling ill. After an infected individual has highlighted themselves as having been infected, HOIA has fulfilled its purpose and will no longer be sending notifications. Having recovered, the user can download the HOIA app again or delete their data from the app’s settings, which will result in a relaunch of the app.

The koroonatestimine.ee 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.

The situation is improving, but the danger has not yet passed

Due to the continuing very high risk level, we must still observe all social distancing rules as the weather improves. This means avoiding gatherings and parties, and continuing to wear face masks indoors in public places. Please get yourself tested even if you are experiencing only very mild symptoms, and please stay at home if you have fallen ill or are a close contact of an individual who has tested positive.

Further information about the restrictions which have been eased as of this Monday can be found here.

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.