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16.05.2020

COVID-19 blog, 16 May: 4 new positive test results in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 752 tests were analysed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which 4 (0.5%) showed positive results. Based on data from the population register, 2 new positive tests were found in Harju County (both in Tallinn) and 2 in Tartu County (1 in Tartu). According to the latest data from the morning of 16 May, 41 patients require hospitalisation in Estonia due to the coronavirus, of whom 5 are on ventilation. 289 persons have been discharged from hospitals, 300 disease cases have been closed. To date 1437 persons have recovered from the disease. 934 (65....
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15.05.2020

COVID-19 blog, 15 May: 8 new positive test results in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 975 tests were analysed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which 8 (0.8%) showed positive results. Based on data from the population register, 4 new positive tests were found in Harju County and 2 in Tartu County and Pärnu County. According to the latest data from the morning of 15 May, 42 patients require hospitalisation in Estonia due to the coronavirus, of whom 5 are on ventilation. 287 persons have been discharged from hospitals, 297 disease cases have been closed. To date 1375 persons have recovered from the disease. 923 (67.1%) of these cases...
14.05.2020

COVID-19 blog, 14 May: 7 new positive test results in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 1044 tests were analysed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which 7 (0.7%) showed positive results. Based on data from the population register, 5 new positive tests were found in Harju County (3 in Tallinn) and 2 in Pärnu County. According to the latest data from the morning of 14 May, 44 patients require hospitalisation in Estonia due to the coronavirus, of whom 5 are on ventilation. 284 persons have been discharged from hospitals, 294 disease cases have been closed. To date, 909 (67.3%) disease cases have been closed, which means that these...
13.05.2020

COVID-19 blog, 13 May: 5 new positive test results in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 1133 tests were analysed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which 5 (0.4%) showed positive results. Based on data from the population register, 3 new positive tests were found in Harju County (all in Tallinn), 1 in Pärnu County and 1 in Saare County. According to the latest data from the morning of 13 May, 47 patients require hospitalisation in Estonia due to the coronavirus, of whom 5 are on ventilation. 282 persons have been discharged from hospitals, 291 disease cases have been closed. To date, 777 (60.3%) disease cases have been closed, which...
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13.05.2020

Health Board: scheduled treatment must be safe

Due to the coronavirus spreading inside the hospital, the Health Board recommends the West Tallinn Central Hospital to delay restarting scheduled treatment in order to ensure patients’ safety. In cooperation with the West Tallinn Central Hospital, the Health Board has determined that between 12 March and 5 May, 24 employees of the West Tallinn Central Hospital became infected with the coronavirus, and between 24 March and 1 May the virus spread to 24 patients receiving treatment at the hospital. To trace the chain of infections, the Health Board has carried out epidemiological studies,...
12.05.2020

 COVID-19 blog, May 12: 5 new positive tests in the last 24 hours

In the last 24 hours, 1018 first time tests of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 were analysed, 5 of which, i.e. 0.5%, came back positive. According to the Population Register data, two new positive test results were registered to Harju County (both in Tallinn), 1 for Ida-Viru County, 1 for Pärnu County, 1 for Saaremaa island. As of the morning of May 12, 48 people in Estonia require hospitalisation and 5 of those require ventilation. 280 people have been discharged from the hospital; 28 medical cases have been closed. As of today, 1,275 persons have recovered.  777...
11.05.2020

COVID-19 blog, May 11: 2 new positive tests in the last 24 hours

In the last 24 hours, 595 first time tests of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 were analysed, 2 of which, i.e. 0.3%, came back positive. According to the Population Register data, both new positive test results were registered to Harju County (1 on of them to Tallinn). As of the morning of May 11, 48 people in Estonia require hospitalisation and 5 of those require ventilation. 278 people have been discharged from the hospital; 287 cases have been closed. As of today, 1,237 persons have recovered.  751 medical cases have been closed (60,7%), for  486 persons (39,3...
09.05.2020

COVID-19 blog, May 9: 8 new positive tests in the last 24 hours

In the last 24 hours, 954 first time tests of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 were analysed, 8 of which, i.e. 0.8%, came back positive. According to the Population Register data, 3 additional positive test results were registered to Harju County (Tallinn), 3 to Pärnu County (Pärnu) and 1 to Ida-Viru County and 1 to Võru County. As of the morning of May 9, 48 people in Estonia require hospitalisation and 5 of those require ventilation. 276 people have been discharged from the hospital; 285 cases have been closed. Over the previous 24 hours, an 81-year old woman died at Pärnu...
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08.05.2020

The Health Board: close contacts should still be avoided, events should be organized outdoors

According to the risk matrix of the Health Board, the coronavirus is a threat mainly to people in closed indoor spaces and/or in close contact with an infected person, the risk group of the virus is the elderly and the chronically ill. The goal of the risk matrix is to give people practical advice for the months of May and June, so that they could objectively assess the health safety of meetings planned under the conditions of reduced restrictions and implement necessary precautionary measures. “Considering that it is spring and the weather is nice, we recommend preferring events and...
08.05.2020

COVID-19 blog, May 8: 5 additional positive tests in the last 24 hours

In the last 24 hours, 1 279 first time tests of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 were analyzed, 5 of which, or 0.4%, turned out to be positive. According to the population register data, 1 additional positive test result was registered to Harju County (Tallinn), 3 to Pärnu County (Pärnu) and 1 to Saare County. As of the morning of May 8, 58 people in Estonia require hospitalization and 5 of those require ventilation. 268 people have been discharged from the hospital, 277 cases have been closed. No additional deaths occurred in the last 24 hours. Altogether the coronavirus has...

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