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As of Monday morning, a total of 143 COVID-19 patients required hospitalisation

Monday morning saw a grand total of 143 COVID-19 patients who required hospitalisation. In week 31, an overall figure of 122 new cases of COVID-19 were registered by hospitals.

Olga Sadikova, senior specialist of the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that 4,654 cases were added last week, of which 2,239 were laboratory-confirmed and 2,415 had been clinically diagnosed. ‘The number of new cases is showing signs of stabilisation, but it is too early to speak of a decline. The situation is currently fluctuating somewhat, but the next few weeks will deliver more clarity,’ explained Sadikova, adding that the infection ‘R’ rate has dropped to 1.03. According to the hospitalisation risk matrix, the risk of coronavirus transmission is at the average level.

The average number of hospitalisations due to COVID-19 in the last seven days is on a slight downwards trend, dropping to 9.1. As of Monday morning, a total of 143 people are in hospital, of which eighty-seven patients required hospitalisation due to symptomatic COVID-19. During the week, six deaths were added of individuals who were aged between 69 and 102. The number of hospitalisations this week is likely to remain at the 140 mark.

During the week 4,864 vaccine doses were administered, of which 421 were new vaccinations. A grand total of 472,934 people have received an additional or booster dose. Coverage of the entire Estonian population with two vaccine doses is at 63.5%.

Based on the results of the wastewater monitoring of settlements in week 31, the spread of viruses in Estonian wastewater is at approximately 60%, the orange risk level. When compared to figures for the previous week, the number of settlements in the green or yellow hazard zone has decreased, while the number of orange and red settlements has increased. Of all of the averaged sampling sites, the highest numbers of virus particles were detected in Elva.

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

https://terviseamet.ee/sites/default/files/Nakkushaigused/COVID-19/ulevaade_08.08.2022.pdf (PDF)

8.2022.pdf (PDF)

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