Heath Board: Six new cases of coronavirus diagnosed, deaths rise to 66

A nurse waiting at a drive-in test site at Kuressaare Hospital in Saaremaa.
A nurse waiting at a drive-in test site at Kuressaare Hospital in Saaremaa. Source: Margus Muld/ERR

A 66-year-old man died and six new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were diagnosed across Estonia in the last 24 hours, the Health Board said on Wednesday.

The 66-year-old man was being treated at Tallinn's North Estonia Medical Center. In total, 66 people have died due to coronavirus.

Between 7 a.m. May 26 and 7 a.m. May 27, a total of 1,527 tests were analyzed across the country and six, or 0.4 percent, gave a positive result.

Four cases were recorded in residents of Harju County, with two in Tallinn, and one each in Saare and Jõgeva counties.

As of Wednesday morning, 29 people in Estonia are receiving hospital treatment after testing positive for COVID-19. No patients are using ventilators, down from one yesterday.

Five patients were discharged from hospitals yesterday and no new people were admitted. To date, 327 people have been discharged from hospital and 339 cases have been closed.

As of today, 1,561 people have recovered and active cases stand at 89. 

More than 79,000 primary tests have been carried out in Estonia since January 31 and 1,840 or 2.3 percent have been positive.

Yesterday, the Health Board said 10 new cases of coronavirus had been diagnosed in the previous 24 hours. One person was breathing with the aid of a ventilator and 36 people required treatment in hospital.



More detailed statistics can be viewed at koroonakart.

Message from the Health Board

The Health Board reminds everyone that even after the end of the emergency situation, vigilance towards COVID-19 as well as other infectious diseases should stay high: hand hygiene, social distancing and staying home when sick are still important measures to follow. The coronavirus is spread mainly from person-to-person, usually via close contact with an infected person. Close contact is seen as a situation where people are closer than 2 metres to each other for the duration of 15 minutes.

COVID-19 is a droplet infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 that spreads through sneezing and coughing from people to people, and by way of contaminated surfaces and unwashed hands.


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Editor: Helen Wright

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