Health Board: 14 new cases of coronavirus diagnosed

Coronavirus test kit.
Coronavirus test kit. Source: Priit Mürk/ERR

In the past 24 hours, samples for 650 initial tests for the COVID-19 virus were analyzed in Estonia, 14, or 2.2 percent, of which turned up positive.

According to population register data, nine of those to test positive live in Harju County, including four in Tallinn, three in Pärnu County, and two in Lääne County, the Health Board reported Saturday morning.

As of the morning of Saturday, May 23, a total of 37 people are hospitalized due to the coronavirus, one of whom is on a respirator. A total of 317 coronavirus patients have been released from the hospital, and 328 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, 1,526 people in Estonia have recovered from COVID-19. Of these, the cases of 992 have been closed, and in 534 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 75,000 initial coronavirus tests have been administered in Estonia, 1,821, or 2.4 percent, of which have been positive for SARS-CoV-2.


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