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As of Monday morning, a total of 133 COVID-19 patients required hospitalisation.

The figures for Monday morning showed a total of 133 COVID-19 patients who required hospitalisation. In week 29, there were 117 new cases of COVID-19 which were registered in hospitals. Among people over sixty the number of positive tests has increased by more than 50%.

Olga Sadikova, head of the Estonian Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that 2,007 of the 8,487 tests which were taken last week turned out to be positive. ‘Compared to last week, the number of Covid cases can be seen to have increased by 28%. A little over 2,400 infected people can be expected in the new week,’ explained Sadikova, and added that the infection ‘R’ rate remains steady at around 1.2. According to the risk matrix which calculates hospitalisation rates, the risk level for the spread of coronavirus can be classed as average.

The averaged figure for hospitalisations due to COVID-19 in the last seven days is on an upward trend, rising from 6.9 to 8.7. As of Monday morning, a total of 133 people are in hospital, of which 66 patients required hospitalisation due to symptomatic COVID-19. During the week, eight more deaths occurred of patients between the ages of 42 and 90. The number of hospitalisations is likely to rise above 150 this week.

During the week, 2,609 vaccine doses were administered, of which 315 were new vaccinations. A total of 464,845 people have received an additional or booster dose. Coverage of the entire Estonian population with two vaccine doses is at 63.8%.

Based on the results from wastewater monitoring in week 29, the spread of the virus in Estonia’s wastewater is approximately 70%, at the yellow risk level. Compared to the previous week, the number of settlements which are in the orange risk level has increased, and the number of those which fall into the green risk level has decreased. The highest levels of virus particles were detected in Haapsalu, Tapa, and Tallinn.

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


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A total of 202 influenza and 1,726 COVID-19 cases reported this week 

In week fifteen, a total of 3,184 people fell ill with acute respiratory infections, of whom 38.4% were children. The overall incidence of acute respiratory viral diseases increased by 39%.


A total of 151 new influenza cases and 1,466 COVID-19 cases have been added this week

In week fourteen, a grand total of 2,297 people fell ill with acute respiratory infections. Overall, 36.4% of all of the new cases involved children. The number of new cases decreased by a third.