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As of Monday morning, a total of 226 COVID-19 patients have required hospitalisation

Monday morning saw a grand total of 226 COVID-19 patients who required hospitalisation. Last week an overall figure of 174 new cases of COVID-19 were registered by hospitals. Based on the results from wastewater monitoring in week 43, the spread of the virus is at the red risk level, to the extent of approximately 30% of the country.

In total, 2,645 new cases were added over the week, including 733 cases which were confirmed by laboratory tests and 1,912 cases which were diagnosed clinically. Juta Varjas, chief specialist at the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that the number of new cases being registered dropped by 17.8% when compared to the figures for the week before. ‘The spread of infections is showing a declining trend in all age groups other than children up to the age of four. The drop in new cases may be associated with the school holidays last week, as well as with recent changes in the testing strategy,’ explained Varjas, adding that the spread of other viral respiratory diseases is currently gathering pace.

As of Monday morning, a total of 226 people are in hospital due to COVID-19, of which six require intensive care. In total, 174 patients were hospitalised over the course of the week, including sixty-seven patients who were hospitalised due to symptomatic COVID-19. The average number of new individuals who have been hospitalised with symptomatic COVID-19 over the course of the week has decreased to 9.4 from the previous week’s figure. This week also saw nine deaths being added to the overall total, involving individuals who were aged between 74 and 94. All of those individuals had serious underlying illnesses.

During the same week 5,358 vaccine doses were administered, of which 145 were new vaccinations. A grand total of 483,912 people have received an additional or booster dose. Coverage of the entire Estonian population with two vaccine doses is at 63.7%.

The expert committee advises risk group members to get a second COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. According to the committee, this should include all individuals over the age of 60 and anyone who is over the age of twelve and who is at a higher level of risk of suffering a severe case of COVID-19 due to the presence of a chronic disease. It also includes care home residents, employees, and healthcare workers who are included in any risk groups. Taking the second booster shot is advised at least six months after having had the most recent dose or after having contracted COVID-19.

Based on the results from the wastewater monitoring of settlements in week 43, the spread of viruses in Estonian wastewater has dropped. Of all of the settlements which were sampled, a total of 30% of them were found to fall within the red risk level, and 58% were in the orange risk level.

The highest virus concentrations in wastewater were found in the areas of Narva, Jõhvi-Ahtme, and Põlva.

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

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