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As of Monday morning, a total of 99 COVID-19 patients required hospitalisation

Monday morning saw a grand total of 99 COVID-19 patients who required hospitalisation. In week 28, an overall figure of 97 new cases of COVID-19 were registered by hospitals. According to the registration information, the number of new cases increased across almost all age groups.

Hanna Sepp, head of the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that 1,564 of the 7,311 tests which were taken last week turned out to be positive. ‘Incidences continue to show a slight upwards trend; according to the registration information the number of new cases increased in almost all age groups. A little over 1,700 infected people can be expected in the new week,’ explained Sepp, adding that the infection coefficient ‘R’ rate has started to grow again, reaching 1.1 this week. According to the risk matrix which calculates hospitalisation rates, the risk level is average in terms of the spread of coronavirus.

The average number of hospitalisations due to COVID-19 in the last seven days is on a slight upwards trend, rising from 6.5 to 6.9. As of Monday morning, a total of 99 people are in the hospital, of which 47 patients required hospitalisation due to symptomatic COVID-19. During the week, four deaths of individuals between the ages of 46 and 84 were added; all of them were unvaccinated. The number of hospitalisations is likely to rise above a hundred again this week.

During the week, 1,321 vaccine doses were administered, of which 277 were new vaccinations. A grand total of 463,960 people have received an additional or booster dose. Coverage of the entire Estonian population with two vaccine doses is at 63.8%.

Based on the results of the wastewater monitoring of settlements in the 28th week, the spread of viruses in wastewater in Estonia is approximately 70%, at the yellow risk level. Remaining results are at the green risk threat level. The highest level of virus particles were detected in wastewater which came from Paide, Tallinn, and Kärdla.

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.