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As of Monday morning, a total of 238 COVID-19 patients have required hospitalisation

Monday morning saw a grand total of 238 COVID-19 patients who required hospitalisation. Last week, an overall figure of 201 new cases of COVID-19 were registered by hospitals. Based on the results from wastewater monitoring in week 40, the spread of the virus is at the red risk level, to the extent of approximately 41% of the country.

Juta Varjas, chief specialist at the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that 3,484 cases were added last week, of which 1,196 were laboratory-confirmed and 2,288 had been clinically diagnosed. ‘Compared to last week the number of new cases remained stable, having edged downwards by 2.2%. The spread of the disease is showing a growing trend in the 55-59 and over 70s age groups, but has not significantly changed amongst children and young adults,’ explained Sepp, adding that the nationwide infection ‘R’ rate is currently at 0.98. According to the hospitalisation risk matrix, the risk of coronavirus transmission is at the average level.

As of Monday morning, a total of 238 people are in hospital due to COVID-19, of which seven require intensive care. In total, 201 patients were hospitalised over the week, including seventy-four with symptomatic COVID-19. The number of new individuals who were hospitalised with symptomatic COVID-19 did not change much during the course of the week. However, in the same week, twenty-one deaths were added, involving individuals who were aged between 63 and 98. All of those individuals had serious underlying diseases. 

During the same week 5,747 vaccine doses were administered, of which 169 were new vaccinations. A grand total of 481,920 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 40, the spread of viruses in Estonian wastewater is at the red risk level across approximately 41% of the country. Of all of the averaged sampling sites, the highest detected figures which showed the presence of virus particles involved Haapsalu, Narva, and Jõhvi-Ahtme. No significant changes occurred this week.

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.