Health Board: Six new cases of coronavirus diagnosed ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Sticker at Ülemiste Shopping Center reminding shoppers to continue abiding by the 2+2 distancing rule.
Sticker at Ülemiste Shopping Center reminding shoppers to continue abiding by the 2+2 distancing rule. Source: Anna Aurelia Minev/ERR

In the past 24 hours, samples for 1,280 initial tests for the COVID-19 virus were analyzed in Estonia, six, or 0.5 percent, of which turned up positive.

According to population register data, three of those to test positive live in Harju County, including two in Tallinn, two in Pärnu County, and in one case, their county of residence is unknown, the Health Board reported Thursday morning.

As of the morning of Thursday, May 21, a total of 37 people are hospitalized due to the coronavirus, two of whom are on respirators. A total of 311 coronavirus patients have been released from the hospital, and 322 patients' cases have been closed.

No new deaths were attributed to the virus in the past 24 hours; the coronavirus has claimed a total of 64 lives in Estonia.

According to current figures, 1,488 people in Estonia have recovered from COVID-19. Of these, the cases of 963 have been closed, and in 525 cases, it has been at least 28 days since they tested positive and they are not currently hospitalized in connection with the virus.

To date, a total of more than 73,000 initial coronavirus tests have been administered in Estonia, 1,800, or 2.4 percent, of which have been positive for SARS-CoV-2.

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