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As of Monday morning a total of 124 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19

As of Monday morning a total of 124 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19

Monday morning’s COVID-19 report is able to state that a total of 124 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19, and the incidence of COVID-19 cases has decreased amongst those who are over sixty years of age.

Hanna Sepp, head of the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that last week it was mainly people who belonged to a risk group who were being analysed on the basis of a referral from a family doctor, with 1,126 of the total number of 11,968 tests turning out to be positive. ‘Amongst the over-sixties age group, the incidence of COVID-19 cases decreased by approximately 27%. The decline is partially related to the drop in the overall number of new cases, as well as to a change in the testing strategy,’ Sepp explained, adding that the infection ‘R’ rate dropped to 0.75. According to the hospitalisation risk matrix, the risk of coronavirus transmission is at the medium level.

The indicator for those who were hospitalised within the last seven days dropped from 6.7 to 3.3. As of Monday morning, a total of 124 people were being treated in hospital, thirty-seven of whom required hospitalisation due to symptomatic COVID-19. During the week, five deaths have been added of individuals who were infected by COVID-19. All of those individuals were from the 65-90 age groups, with all of them having been vaccinated, but with serious concomitant diseases. The number of hospitalisation cases should drop to 100 this week.

A total of 1,777 vaccine doses have been administered over the past week, with 410 individuals receiving their first injections. A grand total of 456,419 people received their additional or booster doses. Of the total population in Estonia, 63.6% have received two vaccine doses.

Concentrations of SARS-CoV-2 virus in wastewater remain predominantly at the moderate level, known as the yellow level. The highest level was to be found in Pärnu, Tallinn, and Viljandi. Three regions were at the green level: Abja-Paluoja, Suure-Jaani, and Kohtla-Järve.

Since May, the Health Board has stopped publishing the daily COVID-19 statistics. The coronavirus page on the Health Board’s website is updated once a week, on Tuesdays, and at the same time information on the opening page is updated.

The weekly epidemiological COVID-19 overview can be found here (PDF).

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