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COVID-19 blog, 8 December: 285 new positive test results have been added in the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 4,120 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 285 (6.9%) 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 171 further individuals were found to have been infected. A total of 124 of the new cases from Harju County were from Tallinn.

A further twenty-eight new positive coronavirus test results were added from Ida-Viru County, and twenty-seven from Tartu County. Fourteen cases each were added from Pärnu County and Rapla County. Eight new cases each were added from Lääne-Viru County, and six from Viljandi County. Two new cases each were added from Hiiu County, Lääne County, and Valga County, and a further one new case each from Võru County and Saare County. On nine 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 402.79, and 7.5% of all initial tests have been found to be positive.

The Health Board is monitoring over 27,400 individuals

The northern regional department is monitoring 14,934 people, of whom 2,563 have fallen ill.

The eastern regional department is monitoring over 6,600 people, of whom 1,411 have fallen ill.

There are over 4,900 people who are being monitored by the southern regional department, of whom 787 have fallen ill (the number of patients also includes those who are being monitored by the northern regional department).

There are over 1,000 people who are being monitored by the western regional department, of whom 177 have fallen ill (the number of patients also includes those who are being monitored by the northern regional department).

A total of 262 patients are being treated in hospital

As of the morning of 8 December, hospital treatment is being supplied to 262 patients who have COVID-19, with fourteen of those patients on a ventilator. Twelve new patients were discharged from hospital, five patients were transferred to a non-COVID-19 unit, and a further four patients were transferred to another hospital. Twenty-four new COVID-19 cases were opened in total (including five cases which were opened retrospectively).

Three new coronavirus deaths were registered within the past 24 hours, involving a 66 year-old woman, an 87 year-old man, and an 89 year-old man. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 137 people in Estonia in total.

As of today, 8 December, hospitals have closed a total of 897 cases relating to COVID-19 which involved 877 people.

Also as of 8 December, a total of 9,082 people have recovered from COVID-19. The cases of 6,927 people have been closed (76.3% of the total) and, in the case of 2,155 people (23.7%), 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, almost 518,600 tests have been analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The number of positive initial test results amounts to 15,510 or 3% of the total. Detailed statistical data from the coronavirus tests is available at: www.terviseamet.ee/en/coronavirus-dataset.

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 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.

The HOIA app has been downloaded on 224,318 occasions, and 1,200 individuals have used the app to highlight themselves as having been infected. A total of 463 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.

Let’s reduce the number of close contact events and break down the chain of infection

The Estonian healthcare system is at risk of being overburdened. Our aim is to stop the increasing spread of the virus and to attempt to stabilise the situation, in order to be able to work towards achieving a decline in the number of new cases.

With this in mind, Christmas and New Year’s Eve will have to be different this year. We are requesting that all large-scale parties be cancelled and that we only get together with those who are closest to us, and safely. The year has been difficult for everyone, so let’s have less parties, but more care for one another, helping anyone who needs our assistance.

Let’s try not to organise any private parties which involve more than ten people who we are seeing on a daily basis anyway. Let’s work remotely, as much as possible. Let’s observe the restrictions which have been established in the country.

The Health Board also strongly urges everyone not to travel abroad during the winter holidays. Any trips to foreign countries should be postponed due to the high spread of coronavirus in other countries.

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.