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As of Monday morning, a total of 224 COVID-19 patients have required hospitalisation

Monday morning saw a grand total of 224 COVID-19 patients who required hospitalisation. Last week, an overall figure of 176 new cases of COVID-19 were registered by hospitals. Based on the results from wastewater monitoring in week 41, the spread of the virus is at the red risk level, to the extent of approximately 69% of the country.

Juta Varjas, chief specialist at the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that 3,242 cases were added last week, of which 1,063 were laboratory-confirmed and 2,179 had been clinically diagnosed. ‘Compared to last week the number of new cases remained stable, dropping by 6.9%. The spread of the disease is showing the highest growing trend in the 5-9 and 10-14 age groups,’ explained Varjas, adding that the nationwide infection ‘R’ rate is currently at 0.92. According to the hospitalisation risk matrix, the risk of coronavirus transmission is at the average level.

As of Monday morning, a total of 224 people are in hospital due to COVID-19, of which eight require intensive care. In total, 176 patients were hospitalised over the week, including sixty-six with symptomatic COVID-19. The number of new individuals who were hospitalised with symptomatic COVID-19 dropped from 10.9 to 8.7 during the course of the week. However, in the same week, sixteen deaths were added, involving individuals who were aged between 38 and 96. All of those individuals had serious underlying diseases. 

During the same week 5,269 vaccine doses were administered, of which 155 were new vaccinations. A grand total of 482,586 people have received an additional or booster dose. Coverage of the entire Estonian population with two vaccine doses is at 63.7%.

Based on the results from the wastewater monitoring of settlements in week 41, the spread of viruses in Estonian wastewater has increase, reaching the red risk level across approximately 69% of the country. Of all of the averaged sampling sites, 19% were at the orange risk level. Compared to previous weeks, the number of the samples which show the red risk level has increase significantly.

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.