Health Board: 11 new cases of coronavirus diagnosed ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

A sign asking customers to disinfect their hands in Ülemiste Keskus shopping mall in Tallinn.
A sign asking customers to disinfect their hands in Ülemiste Keskus shopping mall in Tallinn. Source: Anna Aurelia Minev/ERR

Eleven new cases of coronavirus were reported in the last 24 hours, the Health Board said on Thursday, totaling 1 percent of tests analyzed.

Between 7 a.m. May 27 and 7 a.m. May 28, a total of 1,122 tests were analyzed across Estonia. The total number of cases is now 1,851.

Seven of new cases were diagnosed in Hajru County and five of those were in residents of Tallinn. Three cases were diagnosed in Pärnu County and one in Viljandi County.

As of Thursday morning, 30 people in Estonia need hospital treatment due to the coronavirus, which is one more than yesterday. No one is breathing with the aid of a ventilator.

Yesterday one patient was discharged and one admitted. So far, 328 people have been sent home from hospital and 340 cases have been closed.

As of today, 1,574 people have recovered from COVID-19. Of these, 1,017 cases have been closed (64.6 percent) and 557 (35.4 percent) tested positive more than 28 days ago and are not in hospital.

No deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, the coronavirus has claimed the lives of 66 people in Estonia.

Yesterday, the Health Board announced six new cases and one death.


To see more data visit kooronakaart.

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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