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COVID-19 blog, 8 May: 348 new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 4,876 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 348 (7.1%) of the initial tests were positive. A full 13,789 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 369,157 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 155,022 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 136 further individuals were found to have been infected. A total of ninety-nine of the new cases in Harju County were from Tallinn.

A further sixty-three new positive coronavirus test results were added from Ida-Viru County, thirty-three from Tartu County, twenty-four each from Pärnu County and Viljandi County, and nine each from Lääne-Viru County and Põlva County. Another eight new cases were added from Valga County, seven from Saare County, six from Järva County, and five each from Jõgeva County, Lääne County, Rapla County, and Võru County. No new cases were added from Hiiu 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 354.0, and 7.9% of all initial tests have been found to be positive.

A total of eighteen new COVID-19 cases have been opened within the past 24 hours, and 290 patients are being treated in hospital

As of the morning of 8 May, hospital treatment is being supplied to 290 patients who have COVID-19. Forty-four of those patients require intensive care, with thirty-three patients on a ventilator.

A total of eighteen new COVID-19 cases were opened. Twenty-two patients were discharged from hospital, two patients were transferred to the COVID-19 unit in another hospital, and a further seventeen 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 67. In total, 213 of those patients who require hospital treatment are over the age of sixty (73.0% of the overall figure).

One new coronavirus death was registered within the past 24 hours, involving a 73 year-old man.

As of today, 8 May, hospitals have closed a total of 7,309 cases relating to COVID-19 which involved 7,036 people.

Also as of 8 May, a total of 115,699 people have recovered from COVID-19. The cases of 75,860 people have been closed (65.6% of the total) and, in the case of 39,839 people (34.4%), 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 1,323,778 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 124,901 individuals. Detailed statistical data from the coronavirus tests is available at: www.terviseamet.ee/en/coronavirus-dataset.

In total, 369,157 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 155,022 individuals have received two doses

As of this morning, a total of 369,157 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19, of whom 214,135 individuals have received one dose, and 155,022 individuals have received both doses. Of that total, 13,789 vaccine doses were administered over the past 24 hours, and 523,902 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.

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 275,517 occasions. Overall, 6,733 individuals have used the app to highlight themselves as having been infected. A total of 114 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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23.07.2021

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.

23.07.2021

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.