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 COVID-19 blog, May 12: 5 new positive tests in the last 24 hours

In the last 24 hours, 1018 first time tests of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 were analysed, 5 of which, i.e. 0.5%, came back positive.

According to the Population Register data, two new positive test results were registered to Harju County (both in Tallinn), 1 for Ida-Viru County, 1 for Pärnu County, 1 for Saaremaa island.

As of the morning of May 12, 48 people in Estonia require hospitalisation and 5 of those require ventilation. 280 people have been discharged from the hospital; 28 medical cases have been closed.

As of today, 1,275 persons have recovered.  777 medical cases have been closed (60,9%), for  498 persons (39,1%) more than 28 days have passed since they tested positive, and the person does not require hospital treatment.

Over the previous 24 hours, no new deaths occurred. In total, 61 people have died due to the coronavirus in Estonia.

64,975 first time tests have been conducted in Estonia. Of these, 1,746, or 2.7 percent have been positive for SARS-CoV-2. More exact statistics on the corona tests can be viewed at www.koroonakaart.ee/en.

More than 4 million people have been infected with coronavirus around the world, with nearly 280 thousand people have died due to the virus.
 

The virus is still spreading, both hygiene and keeping the distance are important

The Health Board reminds that the coronavirus is still spreading in Estonia, in neighbouring countries as well as in the rest of the world. Although the shopping centres will be opening again as of today, the emergency situation will remain in force until May 17.

During the emergency situation the 2 + 2 rule applies when in a public place: up to two people can be together and a distance of at least two meters must be kept from the others. When visiting stores or catering establishments, consider your purchases in advance, in addition to the 2 + 2 rule, pay attention to your hand hygiene. If any symptoms occur, stay at home, and call your family doctor.

Sales and service premises and catering establishments may open in shopping centres if the availability of disinfectants is ensured and the 2 + 2 rule is observed. The rules also apply to the general premises of shopping centres and to all other service providers and catering establishments outside shopping centres.

From 11 May onwards, food may also be offered for consumption on the premises of catering establishments in shopping centres where previously food was allowed to be sold only as take-away.  Catering establishments must comply with the 2+2 rules and place the dining tables in such a way that the distance between the tables is 2 metres and that a maximum of two persons can be seated at the table (the restriction does not apply to families).

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27.10.2020

COVID-19 blog, 27 October: thirty-seven new positive test results have been added in the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 1,604 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with thirty-seven new positive test results being added.

26.10.2020

COVID-19 blog, 26 October: seventeen new positive test results have been added in the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 640 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with seventeen new positive test results being added.