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The last 24 hours have seen a total of 365 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with seven new positive test results being added.
27.07.2020

COVID-19 blog, 25 July: seven new positive test results have been added in the last 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 365 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with seven new positive test results being added. Two of the cases are from Tartu and, in two cases, the infected individuals were migrant workers from Poland. Three of the cases reported in today’s statistics which cover positive test results are repeat test results for Ukrainian migrant workers. As of the morning of 25 July, three people in Estonia are being treated in hospital due to coronavirus, with no patients on a ventilator. There have...
Twenty-three new cases have been found in the last fourteen days (between 6 July and 20 July);
22.07.2020

Weekly COVID-19 blog, 22 July: no concealed spread in Estonia

Twenty-three new cases have been found in the last fourteen days (between 6 July and 20 July); the cumulative number of new cases per 100,000 people has been at 1.9 over the last two weeks. The virus was contracted within the family circle in twelve cases (56.5% of the total), at work in one case (4.3%), and abroad in eight cases (34.8%). The origin of the infection remains unknown in one case (4.3%). Cases were registered in six counties (Harju County, Ida-Viru County, Järva County, Lääne County, Pärnu County, and Tartu County). Taking into consideration the decelerating pace of the...
In order to protect the lives and health of the participants at the European Rainbow Gathering, and to prevent the spread of the infection in general, the Health Board has decided to ban the Rainbow Gathering which was due to be held in Antsla between 20 July and 19 August. Some individuals from COVID-19 risk areas have already arrived to attend the event.   According to Tiia Luht, head of the Health Board’s Southern Region, visitors are banned from attending the event
22.07.2020

Attending the Rainbow Gathering in Antsla is prohibited

In order to protect the lives and health of the participants at the European Rainbow Gathering, and to prevent the spread of the infection in general, the Health Board has decided to ban the Rainbow Gathering which was due to be held in Antsla between 20 July and 19 August. Some individuals from COVID-19 risk areas have already arrived to attend the event. According to Tiia Luht, head of the Health Board’s Southern Region, visitors are banned from attending the event because, in addition to those individuals who have arrived from COVID-19 risk countries and the disregard for the...
Twenty-one new cases have been found in the last fourteen days (between 30 June and 13 July).
16.07.2020

Weekly COVID-19 blog, 15 July: the number of new cases remains stable at a low level

Twenty-one new cases have been found in the last fourteen days (between 30 June and 13 July); the cumulative number of new cases per 100,000 people has been at 1.9 for the last two weeks. The virus was contracted within the family circle in twelve cases (57.1% of the total), at work in two cases (9.5%), and came from abroad in four cases (19.0%). In three cases (14.3%), the origin of the infection remains unknown. So far in July, three individuals have been hospitalised. As of 14 July 2020, a total of 1,435 people have recovered from the virus (71.2% of the total number of cases). In...
This August and September the Health Board is planning to conduct an inspection of forty private water supply systems, with the aim of obtaining an overview of the quality of the drinking water from forty bored and dug wells in every county.
13.07.2020

The Health Board would like to invite the people of Saare and Valga counties to take part in a study of drinking water from private wells

This August and September the Health Board is planning to conduct an inspection of forty private water supply systems, with the aim of obtaining an overview of the quality of the drinking water from forty bored and dug wells in every county.  According to Lauri Liepkalns, chief specialist at the Health Board’s Environmental Health Department, preference when sampling will be shown to water supply systems which are used all-year round and which serve more than ten consumers, or dug wells or bored wells which are used by several households (in a holiday home area, for example). ‘We are...
10.07.2020

COVID-19 blog, 10 July: two new positive test results have been added in the last 24 hours 

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 445 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with two new positive test results being added.  Based on the data in the population register, the two positive test results came from Harju County (specifically from Tallinn). The Health Board is currently monitoring two family-based outbreaks. One of those involves four individuals in Tallinn and the other, having been termed the Narva-Jõesuu outbreak, involves six individuals (with one of them added today). In both cases the virus was brought...
09.07.2020

COVID-19 blog, 9 July: eight new positive test results have been added in the last 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 481 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with eight new positive test results being added. Based on the data in the population register, three positive test results came from Ida-Viru County (two of which were from Narva), three from Harju County (two of which were from Tallinn), one from Järva County, and one from Tartu County. Two new infection cases have been added to the outbreak in Ida-Viru county which was found yesterday (covering five people in total). In one case, the individual...
08.07.2020

Weekly COVID-19 blog, 8 July: Midsummer’s Day delivered no new cases 

In the period between 23 June and 6 July the daily growth rate per 100,000 people was at 1.0. A total of thirteen infection cases were found in this period, with three people (a total of 23.1%of that total) having contracted the infection abroad.  There were ten local cases in the same period (76.9%) which were registered in four counties (Harju County, Ida-Viru County, Tartu County, and Valga County), but the exact place at which the infection was contracted remains unknown in all of these cases.  One person was hospitalised in the first week of July, as of 6 July 2020....
08.07.2020

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

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 581 initial tests being analysed in Estonia on the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with eight new positive test results being added. Based on the data in the population register, three positive test results came from Ida-Viru County (two of which were from Narva), four from Harju County (two of which were from Tallinn), and one from Järva County. In three cases, the virus was contracted within the family circle. In two cases, the origin of the infection is currently unknown. In three cases, people were infected at a birthday party which was...
01.07.2020

COVID-19 blog, July 1: the pace of COVID-19’s spread continues to slow

The daily increase over the last fourteen days (the maximum COVID-19 incubation period) averaged 0.1% (specifically between 0.0% and 0.2%) of the cumulative number of cases which have arisen between 16-29 June. Based on these data it can be concluded that the pace of the COVID-19 spread continues to slow. During the last fourteen days (between 17-30 June), a total of fifteen patients were diagnosed with the virus. Of these, two became infected at work (totalling 13.3% of cases), three within the family unit (20.0%), and one abroad (6.7%). The site of infection remained unknown in nine...

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