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As of Monday morning, a total of 150 COVID-19 patients have required hospitalisation

Monday morning saw a grand total of 150 COVID-19 patients who required hospitalisation. Based on the results from wastewater monitoring, the spread of the virus is at the orange risk level to the extent of approximately 52% of the country.

Hanna Sepp, head of the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that 3,059 cases were added last week, of which 1,189 were laboratory-confirmed and 1,870 had been clinically diagnosed. ‘As is characteristic of the beginning of the academic year, the number of new cases saw its greatest increases last week amongst school-age children. This week, the number of new cases predominantly involved people over the age of thirty, which in turn had an effect on the number of elderly patients,’ explained Sepp. The infection ‘R’ rate is showing a rising trend, having increased nationwide to 1.15.

As of Monday morning, a total of 159 people are in hospital due to COVID-19, of which four require intensive care. During the week, an overall figure of 150 new cases in total of COVID-19 were registered by hospitals, including fifty-two patients who were hospitalised due to symptomatic COVID-19. Compared to the figures for the week before last, the number of new hospital cases has increased by 48.5%. Six deaths were added of individuals who were aged between 23 and 91.

During the week 5,093 vaccine doses were administered, of which 244 were new vaccinations. A grand total of 479,410 people have received an additional or booster dose. Coverage of the entire Estonian population with two vaccine doses is at 63.6%.

Based on the results from the wastewater monitoring of settlements in week 37, the spread of viruses in Estonian wastewater is at approximately 52%, which means the orange risk level. Of all of the averaged sampling sites, the highest numbers of virus particles were detected in Ahtme and in the area around Jõhvi and Ahtme. The lowest number of virus particles were detected in Tapa and Paide. When compared to figures for the previous week, the sampled percentage which falls within the red risk level has increase somewhat.

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



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