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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...
07.05.2020

COVID-19 blog, 4 May: 7 new positive test results in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 1583 tests were analysed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which 7 (0,4%) showed positive results. Based on data from the population register, 6 new positive tests were found in Tallinn and one in Võru County. According to the latest data from the morning of 4 May, 61 patients require hospitalisation in Estonia due to the coronavirus, of whom 4 are on ventilation. 264 persons have been discharged from hospitals, 273 disease cases have been closed. During the past 24 hours, a 63 year old woman being treated at the Tartu University Hospital died. In...
06.05.2020

COVID-19 blog, May 6:  two positive cases added over previous 24h

Over last 24 hours, 1,541 SARS-CoV-2 first time virus tests causing COVID-19 were analysed, of which 2, i.e. 0.1% came back positive. As of the morning of May 6, 67 people require hospitalisation due to the coronavirus, four of them require ventilation. 257 people have been discharged; 264 cases have been closed.  No deaths occurred over previous 24h.  Total 55 people have died in Estonia due to the coronavirus. In total, 58,955 first time tests have been performed in Estonia, of which 1,713 i.e. 2,9% have come back positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus. Detailed statistical...
05.05.2020

COVID-19 blog, May 5:  eight positive cases added over previous 24h

Over last 24 hours, 1,659 SARS-CoV-2 virus tests causing COVID-19 were analysed, of which 8, i.e. 0.5% came back positive. Based on Population Register data, Harju County had 5 (4 in Tallinn), Lääne County had 1, Tartu County 1 new case of the coronavirus. For one person who tested positive the registered place of residence is not currently known and will be determined. As of the morning of May 5, 70 people require hospitalisation due to the coronavirus, six of them require ventilation. 254 people have been discharged; 261 cases have been closed.  No deaths occurred over previous...
04.05.2020

COVID-19 blog, 4 May: 3 new positive test results in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 580 tests were analysed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which 3 (0,5%) showed positive results. Based on data from the population register, two new positive tests were found in Harju County (both in Tallinn) and one in Hiiu County. According to the latest data from the morning of 4 May, 77 patients require hospitalisation in Estonia due to the coronavirus, of whom 6 are on ventilation. 247 persons have been discharged from hospitals, 259 disease cases have been closed. In total, 55 people have died due to the coronavirus in Estonia. A total of 55...

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