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As of Monday morning a total of ninety-one individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19

Monday morning’s COVID-19 report is able to state that a total of ninety-one individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19. Hospitals opened seventy-nine new COVID-19 cases in week 27. The percentage of positive test results amongst the over-60s age group has decreased by almost 15%.

Hanna Sepp, head of the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that last week, 1,163 of the total number of 6,525 tests turned out to be positive. The percentage of positive test results in the over-60s age group decreased by almost 15%. ‘The number of new positive test results and the number of new hospital cases have remained at a similar level to the figures for last week; the rapid growth trend which had previously been observed has now slowed down,’ explained Sepp, adding that the infection ‘R’ rate has dropped to 1.03. A little over 1,100 new cases are expected to be added next week. According to the hospitalisation risk matrix, the risk of coronavirus transmission is categorised as being average.

The indicator for those who were hospitalised within the last seven days is showing a growing trend, having increased from 6.0 to 6.5. As of Monday morning, a total of ninety-one people were being treated in hospital, thirty-eight of whom required hospitalisation due to symptomatic COVID-19. During the week, nine deaths have been added of individuals who were infected by COVID-19. Those individuals were aged between 55-95. The number of symptomatic hospitalisation cases is expected to rise again next week, to over a hundred.

A total of 975 vaccine doses have been administered over the past week, with 213 individuals receiving their first injections. A grand total of 463,206 people received their additional or booster doses. Of the total population in Estonia, 63.8% have received two vaccine doses.

In week 27, concentrations of SARS-CoV-2 virus in wastewater are at the yellow level in approximately 94% of Estonia. The highest levels were found in samples in the Peetri area, followed by Pärnu, Tallinn, Haapsalu, and Jõhvi-Ahtme. The risk level was green in Maardu.

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.