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08.08.2020

COVID-19 blog, 8 August: fourteen new positive test results have been added in the last 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 1,405 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with fourteen new positive test results being added. Based on the data in the population register, eight positive test results came from Tartu County (two of those being from the city of Tartu); three of the cases from Tartu County in the last 24 hours are linked to Shooters Night Club. There was one new positive test result each from Harju County, Jõgeva County, Lääne-Viru County, Saare County, and Põlva County. The case from Lääne-Viru County is...
07.08.2020

COVID-19 blog, 7 August: ten new positive test results have been added in the last 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 961 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with ten new positive test results being added.  Based on the data in the population register, five positive test results came from Tartu County (three of which were from the city of Tartu) and two from Harju County (including one from Tallinn). In the case of three other positive test results, the county of origin remains unknown. In one case, the infection originated from Germany. The circumstances surrounding the remaining individuals...
06.08.2020

COVID-19 blog, 6 August: eleven new positive test results have been added in the last 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 956 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with eleven new positive test results being added. Based on the data in the population register, four of the positive test results came from Tartu County, one from Harju County, one from Ida-Viru County, one from Viljandi County, and one from Võru County. In the case of three other positive test results, the county of origin remains unknown. The case from Ida-Viru County involves a sailor from the Yara Nauma cargo ship. The circumstances surrounding...
05.08.2020

COVID-19 blog, 5 August: twenty-two new positive test results have been added in the last 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 961 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with twenty-two new positive test results being added. Based on the data in the population register, eight positive test results came from Tartu County (seven of which were from the city of Tartu), two from Rapla County and one from Ida-Viru County. Four of the new cases from Tartu County were related to Vabank and four were related to Naiiv. The two Rapla County cases and one Ida-Viru County case were also related to the Naiiv outbreak. According to...
04.08.2020

COVID-19 blog, 4 August: eleven new positive test results have been added in the last 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 645 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with eleven new positive test results being added.  Based on the data in the population register, three positive test results came from the city of Tartu and two from Harju County (one of which was from Tallinn). There was one new positive test result each from Jõgeva County, Ida-Viru County, and Lääne-Viru County. In the case of three other positive test results, the county of origin remains unknown. Four new cases were added to the Vabank...
03.08.2020

COVID-19 blog, 3 August: one new positive test result has been added in the last 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 257 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with one new positive test result being added. Based on the data in the population register, the one positive test result came from the city of Tartu and was related to the Vabank outbreak. In total so far, 29 people have fallen ill in connection with the Vabank outbreak, with seventeen of them in Tartu where 162 close contacts have also been identified. In addition to the party at the Vabank Night Club on 18 July which was attended by an infected...
31.07.2020

COVID-19 blog, 31 July: thirteen new positive test results have been added in the last 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 721 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with thirteen new positive test results being added. Based on the data in the population register, nine positive test results came from Tartu County (seven of which were from Tartu itself), two from Tallinn in Harju County, and two from Ida-Viru County (one of which was from Narva). Four of the new Tartu County cases have been found to be connected to the party at the Vabank Night Club which was held on 18 July. In one of the Tallinn cases the virus...
30.07.2020

COVID-19 blog, 30 July: nine new positive test results have been added in the last 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 686 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in regard to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with nine new positive test results being added. One of the two new cases from Narva is a close contact of an individual who had already tested positive, while the other case is currently being investigated. The two new cases from Tartu are related to the outbreak in this city which also resulted in three new cases from Harju County. As of this moment, eleven infection cases have been identified in connection with this outbreak. The number of cases may...
29.07.2020

COVID-19 blog, 29 July: five new positive test results have been added in the last 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 553 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with five new positive test results being added. Three of the new cases came from Tartu and are related to the case which was diagnosed there on 24 July. This is now an outbreak source with five cases in total. The latest individual to have tested positive from this source was in Narva on Monday in spite of the order to remain in isolation, and visited various places there including the Inger hotel and the Fama shopping centre (including KFC and Vaba...
An individual from Tartu who exhibited signs of the disease and who tested positive for it visited a spa, a nightclub, and various shops.
27.07.2020

Health Board: being in the public space with symptoms may result in the return of restrictions

An individual from Tartu who exhibited signs of the disease and who tested positive for it visited a spa, a nightclub, and various shops. According to the Health Board, such irresponsible behaviour may trigger a new coronavirus outbreak.  Based on the information currently available, this one individual who tested positive visited the Vabank nightclub on 18 July and Meresuu SPA the next day whilst still infectious. The same individual also visited various shops and watched the 9:00pm film at Tartu Lõunakeskus on 23 July.  According to Tiia Luht, head of the Health Board's...

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