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

Monday morning saw a grand total of seventy-five COVID-19 patients who required hospitalisation. In week 35, an overall figure of seventy-seven new cases of COVID-19 were registered by hospitals. Based on the results from wastewater monitoring, the spread of the virus is at the orange risk level to the extent of approximately 65% of the country.

Hanna Sepp, head of the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that 2,279 cases were added last week, of which 822 were laboratory-confirmed and 1,457 had been clinically diagnosed. ‘Compared to last week the number of new cases dropped by 20.4%. We can expect a little under 800 laboratory-confirmed cases next week,’ explained Sepp, adding that the infection ‘R’ rate is currently at 0.84. According to the hospitalisation risk matrix, the risk of coronavirus transmission is at the average level. We are expected to reach the green level on the risk matrix in September.

The average number of hospitalisations due to COVID-19 in the last seven days has dropped from 5.6 to just 4.7. As of Monday morning, a total of seventy-five people are in hospital due to COVID-19, of which two require intensive care. During the week, six deaths were added of individuals who were aged between 65 and 94. The number of hospitalisations this week is likely to remain at the seventy mark.

During the week 5,765 vaccine doses were administered, of which 304 were new vaccinations. A grand total of 477,603 people have received an additional or booster dose. Coverage of the entire Estonian population with two vaccine doses is at 63.6%.

Based on the results from the wastewater monitoring of settlements in week 35, the spread of viruses in Estonian wastewater is at approximately 65%, the orange risk level. Of all of the averaged sampling sites, the highest numbers of virus particles were detected in Jõgeva, Ahtme, and Rapla. The lowest number of virus particles were detected in the Laagri area. In Estonia in general, no considerable changed occurred in the wastewater when compared to the previous week. In terms of settlements, the largest increases were witnessed in Rapla and Jõgeva.

The number of new cases in the last seven days is showing a decreasing trend in all counties other than Jõgeva County, Viljandi County, Saare County, and Lääne County.

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


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