Two more coronavirus deaths reported in Estonia, 16 more new cases ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

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Ambulance worker in protective clothing.
Ambulance worker in protective clothing. Source: Margus Muld/ERR

Two people who had contracted COVID-19 coronavirus have died since Saturday morning, with the total number of new cases detected coming to 16 over the same period, the Health Board (Terviseamet) reports.

An 86-year-old man died in Ida-Viru Hospital (Ida-Viru Keskhaigla), and an 83-year-old man died at Kuressaare Hospital on Saaremaa, ERR's online news in Estonian reports. This brings the total number of deaths related to coronavirus causes to 40 in Estonia to date.

Three more people required hospitalization due to the virus than was the case the previous day.

Coronavirus facts as of April 19 (Source: Health Board):

  • 125 people require hospitalization as of Sunday morning.
  • 10 of those hospitalized are currently on ventilators.
  • 16 new cases in past 24 hours.
  • Of the new cases, most were in Harju County (6) and Võru County (5). Saaremaa, by far the most affected region of Estonia so far, saw two new cases, Viljandi County one. Two more cases were of undetermined residence, likely to be related to an outbreak of cases at a students' hall of residence in Tartu first reported Friday.
  • 40 people have died from coronavirus-related causes in Estonia so far.
  • 40,333 coronavirus tests have been conducted in Estonia since January 31, with 3.8 percent (1,528) testing positive.
  • 164 people with COVID-19 have been discharged from hospital to date.
  • 730 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, with 2.2 percent (16 cases) testing positive.
  • Harju County and Saare County have seen 520 tests conducted to date so far, with 95 tests having been done in Ida-Viru County, 94 in Tartu County and 92 in Pärnu County.

Clarification by the Health and Welfare Information Systems Centre (TEHIK) regarding the publication of data

From first-time positive tests, eight have been re-allocated from the earlier period, the Health Board reports. 

Eight first-time positive test results had a testing date of March 14, and eight first-time positive test results with the testing dates of April 17 and 18.

The March 14 testing date has given two positive results from Saare County, five from Võru County, and one positive result with an unregistered residence. 

Tests from April 17 and 18 have given six first-time positive test results from Harju County, one from Viljandi County, and one positive result with an unregistered residence.

Healthcare providers (including laboratories) can correct, modify, and invalidate the documents retrospectively, the Health Board says.

The Health Board adds it always publishes updated information for the previous 24 hours as received from the health information system (TIS), as open data. 

Laboratories introduce changes, corrections, and deletions; these will be included under the open data from the previous period, the Health Board says.

More data can be viewed here and the Health Board's latest information is here.  

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Editor: Andrew Whyte

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