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COVID-19 blog, 8 August: fourteen new positive test results have been added in the last 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 1,405 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with fourteen new positive test results being added.

Based on the data in the population register, eight positive test results came from Tartu County (two of those being from the city of Tartu); three of the cases from Tartu County in the last 24 hours are linked to Shooters Night Club. There was one new positive test result each from Harju County, Jõgeva County, Lääne-Viru County, Saare County, and Põlva County. The case from Lääne-Viru County is linked to Vabank Night Club in Tartu.

One person who tested positive had no entry of county in the population register.

In the course of its epidemiological investigation, the Health Board has currently identified 35 infection cases that can be linked to the Vabank outbreak, while sixteen cases are linked to Naiiv Night Club, and eleven cases to Shooters Night Club.

As of the morning of 8 August, eight people in Estonia are being treated in hospital due to coronavirus, with one patient on a ventilator. There have been no new deaths in the past 24 hours. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of a total of 63 people in Estonia.

As of today, hospitals have closed a total of 396 cases relating to COVID-19 which involved 383 people.

A total of 1,961 people have or are recovering from COVID-19 by today. The cases of 1,485 people have been closed (75.7% of the total) and, in the case of 476 people (24.3%), 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.

More than 125,000 initial tests have been analysed in Estonia, of which 2,147 or 1.7% of the total have been positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Detailed statistical data of the coronavirus tests is available at www.koroonakaart.ee/en.

The next two weeks will be a critical period for Estonia, in the course of which we may be able to get the outbreaks under control if we all act responsibly. 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. Anyone who becomes ill should stay at home, even if their symptoms are mild. People should suspect that they have been infected with coronavirus and contact their family physician if they develop any symptoms. Family physicians have been instructed to refer everyone with a suspicion of COVID-19 to testing.

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.

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