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Sixty-eight new positive COVID-19 cases added over last 24 hours

Over last 24 hours 1,192 COVID-19 virus tests were analysed in Estonia, 5% of them, i.e. 63 tests came back positive.  According to the population register, the highest number of coronavirus cases were found in Saare County (23), Ida-Viru County (16), Harju County (12)

Total of 21,001 tests have been taken in Estonia; 1,097 of them (5%) have come back positive. 

As of the morning of April 5, 130 patients require hospitalisation due to the novel coronavirus, 17 persons require ventilation. 62 people have been discharged. During the previous 24 h period, a 73-year old male receiving in-patient care died at the North Estonian Regional Hospital, and an 81-year old male died at the Kuressaare Hospital. Total 15 people have died in Estonia due to the COVID-19 virus.

More detailed statistical information on coronavirus testing is accessible on the website:  The Health and Welfare information Systems Centre (TEHIK), responsible for publishing statistical data adjusted the data on earlier samples.  16 new positive cases were added to the statistical data of April 3.

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

This morning we established that some laboratory results received through the health information system had a different technical identification code, and therefore they had not been included under the COVID-19 statistical data report.  The corrected results affected the statistics of April 3, adding 16 positive first time test results on April 3.

We always publish updated information received from the health information system (TIS) as open data. Healthcare providers (including laboratories) can correct, modify and invalidate the documents retrospectively. Changes in documents may take place, for example, with a view to improving data quality. In this case, a new version of the document sent to the health information system from the laboratory's information system will replace the previous document and the previous version will become invalid.  Therefore, looking at the today's total, we cannot calculate the total number of results obtained yesterday + 24 hours results, but the time-series calculations are made as an aggregate of valid test results.  This principle applies to both negative and positive results.

In Estonia, the laboratories of the Health Board, Tartu University Clinic, SYNLAB, Norther Estonian Regional Hospital, Ida-Viru County Central Hospital, Pärnu Hospital, and East-Tallinn Central have the testing capabilities of COVID-19.

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.  To contain further spread of the COVID-19 infection, the Health Board ordered the cessation of all regular, planned health care services outside the national network of hospitals. Private medical establishments and dental clinics will only provide emergency care. All planned treatments will be suspended to contain the spread of the virus and in the interest of using personal protective equipment more economically. Continuation of planned treatments, which have already been started, will be reassessed by the doctor and patient, on a case-by-case basis. All planned treatments will need to be carried out if the cessation would endanger the patient’s health.

Additional information can be found on the Health Board website on coronavirus: and on the Health Board Facebook page.  Questions regarding the emergency situation will be answered on the Government website:


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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.