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Highly important information regarding testing, quarantining, and being a close contact
06.02.2022

Highly important information regarding testing, quarantining, and being a close contact

If you have any questions regarding testing arrangements, freedom of movement restrictions, or isolation conditions, please call the national helpline on 1247.  If you have more serious health problems, please contact your general practitioner’s clinic or, if it is not possible to reach your general practitioner’s clinic, you will be able to find help by contacting the national general practitioner’s helpline on 1220.  For less serious health problems, please contact your general practitioner’s clinic via email. 1. How can I schedule a test? Patients who exhibit...
04.02.2022

Changes regarding testing and quarantine conditions which will be applied from next week onwards

As of Monday, the quarantine conditions for healthcare workers will be changed, as well as the principles which underlie PCR testing policies. With the rapid spread of the omicron strain of coronavirus, the number of healthcare workers has increased where they are being quarantined due to COVID-19. To ensure the continuity of healthcare service provision, the quarantine policy for healthcare workers who become infected with the coronavirus is going to be alleviated. ‘Coronavirus where it is caused by the omicron strain is generally contracted more quickly and more easily, which gives us...
In total, 386 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19
04.02.2022

In total, 386 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19

As of the morning of 4 February, hospital treatment is being provided to 386 individuals who have been infected with COVID-19. A total of 225 patients who have COVID-19 are currently receiving hospital treatment after having developed severe symptoms, including 164 patients who have not been vaccinated (covering 72.9% of the overall figure), and sixty-one patients who have been fully vaccinated (which amounts to 27.1% of the overall figure). Forty-nine new COVID-19 cases have been opened by hospitals within the past 24 hours. Of a total of twenty-eight of these cases, the patients required...
In total, 375 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19
03.02.2022

In total, 375 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19

As of the morning of 3 February, hospital treatment is being provided to 375 individuals who have been infected with COVID-19. A total of 220 patients who have COVID-19 are currently receiving hospital treatment after having developed serious symptoms, including 163 patients who have not been vaccinated (which covers 74.1 % of the overall figure), and fifty-seven patients who have been fully vaccinated (which amounts to 25.9% of the overall figure). Seventy-five new COVID-19 cases have been opened by hospitals within the past 24 hours. Eight new deaths have been added within the same...
In total, 352 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19
02.02.2022

In total, 352 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19

As of the morning of 2 February, hospital treatment is being provided to 352 individuals who have been infected with COVID-19. A total of 208 patients who have COVID-19 are currently receiving hospital treatment after having developed serious symptoms, including 159 patients who have not been vaccinated (which covers 76.4% of the overall figure), and forty-nine patients who have been fully vaccinated (which amounts to 23.6% of the overall figure). Fifty-nine new COVID-19 cases have been opened by hospitals within the past 24 hours. Two new deaths have been added within the same period,...
In total, 325 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19
01.02.2022

In total, 325 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19

As of the morning of 1 February, hospital treatment is being provided to 325 individuals who have been infected with COVID-19. A total of 201 patients who have COVID-19 are currently receiving hospital treatment after having developed serious symptoms, including 152 patients who have not been vaccinated (which covers 75.6% of the overall figure), and forty-nine patients who have been fully vaccinated (which amounts to 24.4% of the overall figure). Forty-seven new COVID-19 cases have been opened by hospitals within the past 24 hours. Four new deaths have been added within the same period,...
In total, 346 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19
31.01.2022

In total, 346 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19

As of the morning of 31 January, hospital treatment is being provided to 346 individuals who have been infected with COVID-19. A total of 219 patients who have COVID-19 are currently receiving hospital treatment after having developed serious symptoms, including 171 patients who have not been vaccinated (which covers 78.1% of the overall figure), and forty-eight patients who have been fully vaccinated (which amounts to 21.9% of the overall figure). Forty-eight new COVID-19 cases have been opened by hospitals within the past 24 hours. One new death has been added within the same period...
Coronavirus levels in wastewater remain high
28.01.2022

Coronavirus levels in wastewater remain high

The results of the Health Board’s wastewater survey show that levels of coronavirus in the water remain high. The majority of colour-coded marking dots are in orange or red. Merli Jõemaa, an advisor from the Health Board’s Environmental Health Department, noted that virus levels are rising across Estonia. ‘Virus levels have increased around Tallinn, notably in the Laagri, Peetri, and Maardu areas. There was also a noticeable increase on the islands, with Kärdla becoming a red zone,’ she explained.   Virus levels also remain high in South Estonia. ‘Põlva and Valga have now...
In total, 292 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19
28.01.2022

In total, 292 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19

As of the morning of 28 January, hospital treatment is being provided to 292 individuals who have been infected with COVID-19. A total of 186 patients who have COVID-19 are currently receiving hospital treatment after having developed serious symptoms, including 143 patients who have not been vaccinated (which covers 77% of the overall figure), and forty-three patients who have been fully vaccinated (which amounts to 23% of the overall figure). Twenty-nine new COVID-19 cases have been opened by hospitals within the past 24 hours. Two new deaths have been added within the same period,...
The Health Board has changed its mapping of close contacts due to the spread of omicron
27.01.2022

The Health Board has changed its mapping of close contacts due to the spread of omicron

Due to the rapid spread of the omicron variant of coronavirus, the Health Board has changed its strategy when conducting its epidemiological survey, and will instead focus on people with the identified delta strain of the virus as its priority. Others will be contacted on a sample basis. The remaining infected people who will not be contacted by the Health Board by telephone will receive behavioural instructions via text message and email. According to Mari-Anne Härma, Health Board acting director-general, the Health Board will continue to identify possible infection hotspots and will map...

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