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01.11.2022

As of Monday morning, a total of 226 COVID-19 patients have required hospitalisation

Monday morning saw a grand total of 226 COVID-19 patients who required hospitalisation. Last week an overall figure of 174 new cases of COVID-19 were registered by hospitals. Based on the results from wastewater monitoring in week 43, the spread of the virus is at the red risk level, to the extent of approximately 30% of the country. In total, 2,645 new cases were added over the week, including 733 cases which were confirmed by laboratory tests and 1,912 cases which were diagnosed clinically. Juta Varjas, chief specialist at the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that...
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28.10.2022

Influenza blog, week 42: eight new influenza A cases were added

Week 42 saw a total of 3,808 people fall ill with acute respiratory infections, of whom 35% were children. The average number of cases out of every 100,000 people was 286.3. Eight new influenza A cases were confirmed by laboratory tests. Based on information which had been logged during a targeted survey of acute upper respiratory tract infections (with this survey being known as ‘Sentinel Monitoring’), it can be seen that the intensity of the spread of viruses is low, with the spread of the influenza virus being particularly limited. The total number of patients who sought medical...
25.10.2022

As of Monday morning, a total of 246 COVID-19 patients have required hospitalisation

Monday morning saw a grand total of 246 COVID-19 patients who required hospitalisation. Last week, an overall figure of 218 new cases of COVID-19 were registered by hospitals. Based on the results from wastewater monitoring in week 42, the spread of the virus is at the red risk level, to the extent of approximately 61% of the country. Juta Varjas, chief specialist at the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that 3,219 cases were added last week, of which 1,055 were laboratory-confirmed and 2,164 had been clinically diagnosed. ‘The increase in the number of elderly...
18.10.2022

As of Monday morning, a total of 224 COVID-19 patients have required hospitalisation

Monday morning saw a grand total of 224 COVID-19 patients who required hospitalisation. Last week, an overall figure of 176 new cases of COVID-19 were registered by hospitals. Based on the results from wastewater monitoring in week 41, the spread of the virus is at the red risk level, to the extent of approximately 69% of the country. Juta Varjas, chief specialist at the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that 3,242 cases were added last week, of which 1,063 were laboratory-confirmed and 2,179 had been clinically diagnosed. ‘Compared to last week the number of new cases...
14.10.2022

The influenza season began in October

The middle of October saw the beginning of the new influenza season. Two new influenza A cases were identified in week 40. Week 40 saw a total of 3,906 people fall ill with acute respiratory infections, of whom 30% were children. The average number of cases out of every 100,000 people was 288.7. There were no significant differences between the Estonian counties in terms of the number of new infection cases. Based on information which had been logged during a targeted survey of acute upper respiratory tract infections (with this survey being known as ‘Sentinel Monitoring’), the...
11.10.2022

As of Monday morning, a total of 238 COVID-19 patients have required hospitalisation

Monday morning saw a grand total of 238 COVID-19 patients who required hospitalisation. Last week, an overall figure of 201 new cases of COVID-19 were registered by hospitals. Based on the results from wastewater monitoring in week 40, the spread of the virus is at the red risk level, to the extent of approximately 41% of the country. Juta Varjas, chief specialist at the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that 3,484 cases were added last week, of which 1,196 were laboratory-confirmed and 2,288 had been clinically diagnosed. ‘Compared to last week the number of new cases...
04.10.2022

As of Monday morning, a total of 210 COVID-19 patients have required hospitalisation

Monday morning saw a grand total of 210 COVID-19 patients who required hospitalisation. Last week, an overall figure of 201 new cases of COVID-19 were registered by hospitals. Based on the results from wastewater monitoring in week 39, the spread of the virus is at the orange risk level to the extent of approximately 52% of the country. Juta Varjas, chief specialist of the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that 3,561 cases were added last week, of which 1,316 were laboratory-confirmed and 2,245 had been clinically diagnosed. ‘When compared to the figures for last week...
27.09.2022

As of Monday morning, a total of 176 COVID-19 patients have required hospitalisation

Monday morning saw a grand total of 176 COVID-19 patients who required hospitalisation. An overall figure of 160 new cases of COVID-19 were registered last week by hospitals. Olga Sadikova, chief specialist of the Health Board’s Influenza Centre, said that 3,370 cases were added last week, of which 1,188 were laboratory-confirmed and 2,182 had been clinically diagnosed. ‘Compared to the figures for last week, the number of new cases has increased by 10%. The number of positive test results showed the greatest level of increase amongst infants (up to four years of age),’ Sadvikova...
20.09.2022

As of Monday morning, a total of 150 COVID-19 patients have required hospitalisation

Monday morning saw a grand total of 150 COVID-19 patients who required hospitalisation. Based on the results from wastewater monitoring, the spread of the virus is at the orange risk level to the extent of approximately 52% of the country. Hanna Sepp, head of the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that 3,059 cases were added last week, of which 1,189 were laboratory-confirmed and 1,870 had been clinically diagnosed. ‘As is characteristic of the beginning of the academic year, the number of new cases saw its greatest increases last week amongst school-age children. This...
13.09.2022

As of Monday morning, a total of 104 COVID-19 patients have required hospitalisation

Monday morning saw a grand total of 104 COVID-19 patients who required hospitalisation. In week 36, an overall figure of 101 new cases of COVID-19 were registered by hospitals. Based on the results from wastewater monitoring in week 36, the spread of the virus is at the orange risk level to the extent of approximately 55% of the country. Hanna Sepp, head of the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that 2,262 cases were added last week, of which 914 were laboratory-confirmed and 1,348 had been clinically diagnosed. ‘Characteristically for the beginning of the academic year...

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