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Influenza blog, week 21: a total of ninety-six cases have been added of the influenza ‘A’ virus
03.06.2022

Influenza blog, week 21: a total of ninety-six cases have been added of the influenza ‘A’ virus

In week 21 (23-29 May), a total of 2,540 people got in touch with a doctor due to the presence of upper respiratory viral infections. In total, 40.1% of those patients were children. This is a 5% decrease on the figures for week 20. The number of influenza cases is dropping. In total, 96 influenza ‘A’ cases were confirmed last week through laboratory analyses, which is 34% less than the week before. The drop is partially related to an overall decrease in the number of new influenza cases, while also partially being due to changes in the testing strategy. The number of influenza-related...
The Health Board is ending the healthcare-related state of emergency
01.06.2022

The Health Board is ending the healthcare-related state of emergency

The current healthcare-related state of emergency is being brought to a close through a resolution which has been issued by the director-general of the Health Board. The acceptance that there remains the continued risk of a re-imposition of a state of emergency will remain in place. Birgit Lao, the Health Board’s director-general, signed a resolution which means that the level of preparedness which is required by healthcare service providers is being lowered as of 1 June. Instead of the previous level two state of preparedness for healthcare service providers, level one will now be applied...
As of Monday morning a total of ninety-four individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19
01.06.2022

As of Monday morning a total of ninety-four individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19

Monday morning’s COVID-19 report is able to state that a total of ninety-four individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19, and the incidence of COVID-19 cases has decreased by 15% amongst those who are over sixty years of age. Juta Varjas, chief specialist at the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that last week it was mainly people who belonged to a risk group who were being analysed on the basis of a referral from a family doctor, with 822 of the total number of 9,793 tests turning out to be positive. ‘Amongst the over-sixties age group...
Influenza blog, week 19: a total of 223 cases have been added of the influenza ‘A’ virus
19.05.2022

Influenza blog, week 19: a total of 223 cases have been added of the influenza ‘A’ virus

In week 19 (9-15 May), a total of 2,689 people got in touch with a doctor due to the presence of upper respiratory viral infections. In total, 35.6% of those patients were children. This is a 3% decrease on the figures for week 18. The number of influenza cases is dropping. In total, 223 influenza ‘A’ cases were confirmed by laboratory analyses last week, which is 32% less than the week before. The drop is partially related to an overall decrease in the number of new influenza cases, while also partially being due to changes in the testing strategy. The number of influenza-related...
As of Monday morning a total of 124 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19
17.05.2022

As of Monday morning a total of 124 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19

Monday morning’s COVID-19 report is able to state that a total of 124 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19, and the incidence of COVID-19 cases has decreased amongst those who are over sixty years of age. Hanna Sepp, head of the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that last week it was mainly people who belonged to a risk group who were being analysed on the basis of a referral from a family doctor, with 1,126 of the total number of 11,968 tests turning out to be positive. ‘Amongst the over-sixties age group, the incidence of COVID-19...
As of Monday morning, a total of 161 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19
10.05.2022

As of Monday morning, a total of 161 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19

Monday morning’s COVID-19 report is able to state that a total of 161 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19, and the incidence of COVID-19 cases among those over sixty years of age remains stable. Hanna Sepp, head of the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases said that last week, it was mainly people who belonged to a risk group who were analysed on the basis of a referral from a family doctor, with 1,490 of the total number of 14,136 tests turning out to be positive. ‘Amongst the over-sixties age group the incidence of COVID-19 cases remains at a...
In total, 2,000 new COVID-19 cases were added last week, with 156 patients requiring hospital treatment
03.05.2022

In total, 2,000 new COVID-19 cases were added last week, with 156 patients requiring hospital treatment

  According to the Health Board, a little over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases were added last week, with 156 patients requiring hospital treatment as of Monday morning. According to Hanna Sepp, head of the Health Board’s Department of Concomitant Diseases, a total of 16,204 tests were analysed last week, of which 2,039 were positive. Compared to the week before, the number of registered infection cases has dropped by 26%. ‘The “R” number remains around 0.85. This week we can expect a little under 150 new cases each day,’ explained Sepp, adding that the risk level regarding the...
In total, 156 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19
29.04.2022

In total, 156 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19

As of the morning of 29 April, hospital treatment is being provided to 156 individuals who have been infected with COVID-19. A total of sixty-one patients who have COVID-19 are currently receiving hospital treatment after having developed severe symptoms, including thirty-one patients or 50.8% of the overall figure who have not been vaccinated, and thirty patients or 49.8% who have been fully vaccinated. The average hospitalisation rate for the last seven days for every 100,000 members of the country’s vaccinated population is 0.5 people a day, while for the unvaccinated population the...
The HOIA app will be deactivated as of 2 May
28.04.2022

The HOIA app will be deactivated as of 2 May

As of 2 May, the HOIA mobile phone app will cease to function, after having been downloaded by more than 300,000 Estonians and having been used to notify users that they had come into close contact with individuals who had been infected with COVID-19. ‘The HOIA app was brought into use at the beginning of the pandemic, when there were no vaccines available but it was hugely necessary to warn people about the virus,’ explained Kerstin-Gertrud Kärblane, development manager at the Health Board’s Analysis and Development Centre. ‘Now the app has served its purpose, and people are far more...
In total, 151 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19
28.04.2022

In total, 151 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19

As of the morning of 28 April, hospital treatment is being provided to 151 individuals who have been infected with COVID-19. A total of sixty-one patients who have COVID-19 are currently receiving hospital treatment after having developed severe symptoms, including thirty-one patients or 50.2% of the overall figure who have not been vaccinated, and thirty patients or 49.8% who have been fully vaccinated. The average hospitalisation rate for the last seven days for every 100,000 members of the country’s vaccinated population is 0.4 people a day, while for the unvaccinated population the...

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