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The first person infected with COVID-19 has died in Estonia

The Health Board has received confirmation on the first person in Estonia who has passed away due to COVID-19. “Our deepest condolences to the family. This is a very emotionally hard moment and an extremely sad day. This shows that we must continue our fight against the spread of the virus,” said the medical director of the Health Board crisis cell, doctor Arkadi Popov.

The deceased was an 83-year-old woman who had been hospitalized in the West Tallinn Central Hospital on March 20. The patient had a known prior chronic cardiovascular problem.

“We have to be prepared that more people might die in Estonia because of this disease, which is why it is particularly important that we refrain from close contact with the elderly and the chronically ill. Let us protect our elderly and immunocompromised people – keeping a distance is critically important to them,” noted doctor Arkadi Popov.

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1200 coronavirus test were analysed in 24 hours, 70 new positive cases added

Between 27 and 28 March, a total of 1200 coronavirus tests were analysed in Estonia, and 70 tests (6%) came back positive.

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1010 coronavirus test were analysed in 24 hours, 37 new positive cases added

On 26 and 27 March, a total of 1010 coronavirus tests were analysed in Estonia, and 37 tests (4%) came back positive. According to the population register, over the 24 hour period, most coronavirus cases were found in Saare County (14), Võru County (6), Pärnu County (5), and Harju County (5).