Health Board: Two people test positive for coronavirus

Coronavirus tests being analyzed in a lab.
Coronavirus tests being analyzed in a lab. Source: Ser Amantio di Nicolao/Wikimedia Commons

Over the past 24 hours, 530 initial tests of the SARS-CoV-2 virus were administered, two or 0.4 percent of which proved positive, the Health Board said Sunday.

Based on data from the population register, a single case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in Harju County, while one positive test result did not have a county marker attached.

The day brought no new casualties, with the death toll remaining at 64.

As of the morning of Sunday, May 24, 39 people need to be treated in hospital for the coronavirus, one of whom remains on assisted breathing. A total of 317 people have been discharged from hospitals and 328 cases of the virus closed.

As of Sunday, 1,532 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Estonia. The cases of 993 people (64.8 percent) have been closed, while 539 people (35.2 percent) have gone over 28 days without testing positive and are not being treated in hospital, the Health Board reported.

Estonia has administered around 71,000 initial tests, 1,823 or 2.4 percent of which have been positive. More accurate coronavirus testing statistics is available here.

The Health Board would like to remind people that they need to remain wary of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases despite the emergency situation having ended. It is important to maintain hand hygiene, social distancing and to stay home when sick.

The coronavirus spreads from person to person through close contact that is defined as standing closer than 2 meters to one another for 15 minutes or more.


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Editor: Marcus Turovski

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