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Sixteen new positive COVID-19 cases added over last 24 hours

Over last 24 hours 730 COVID-19 virus tests were analysed in Estonia, 2.2% of them, i.e. 16 tests came back positive. In total, 40,333 first-time coronavirus tests have been performed in Estonia, of which 1,528 i.e. 3.8% have shown positive results.

As of the morning of April 19, 125 patients require hospitalisation due to the novel coronavirus, 10 persons require ventilation. 164 people have been discharged. During the previous 24 hours, an 86-year old man at Ida-Viru Central Hospital, and an 83-year old man at Kuressaare Hospital have died due to COVID-19.  Total 40 people have died in Estonia due to the coronavirus.

 According to the population register, the highest number of coronavirus cases were found in Harju County (6), Saaremaa Island had two new positive cases, Viljandi County one positive new case, 2 positive cases did not have a registered place of residence.  Across the counties the number of first-time positive test results are the same at Harju County and Saare County (520), followed by Ida-Viru County (95).  Tartu County (94) and Pärnu County (92) are almost equal in the number of positive cases.  Across age groups the most positive first-time cases are among the middle-aged. Over the last 24 hours the picture has not changed.  Detailed statistical information of coronavirus testing is available at: www.koroonakaart.ee/en.

Due to the emergency situation in Estonia, the prohibition to visit applies to all social welfare institutions, hospitals and detention facilities until the preliminary date of 1 May 2020
 

Clarification of the Health and Welfare Information Systems Centre (TEHIK) regarding the publication of data:

From first-time positive tests, 8 have been re-allocated from the earlier period:  eight first-time positive test results had the testing date of March 14, and eight first-time positive test results with the testing dates of April 17 and 18. Testing date of March 14 has given two positive results from Saare County, five from Võru County, and one positive result with an unregistered residence.  Testing dates of March 17 and 18 have given six first-time positive test results from Harju County, one from Viljandi County, and one positive result with an unregistered residence.

Healthcare providers (including laboratories) can correct, modify, and invalidate the documents retrospectively.  We always publish updated information for previous 24 hrs received from the health information system (TIS) as open data.  Laboratories introduce changes, corrections, and deletions, these will be included under the open data from the previous period.

Additional information can be found on the Health Board website on coronavirus: www.terviseamet.ee/en/covid19 and on the Health Board Facebook page.  Questions regarding the emergency situation will be answered on the Government website: www.valitsus.ee/en/emergency-situation-estonia.

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