Health Board: Eight new coronavirus cases and one death in last 24 hours

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An 80-year-old woman who had contracted coronavirus died and eight new cases were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, the Health Board said on Friday.

The woman died at Pärnu Hospital. The total number of deaths in Estonia from coronavirus is now 67.

Between 7 a.m May 28 and 7 a.m. May 29, a total of 997 tests were analyzed for SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes the COVID-19 disease. Of these, eight were positive which represents 0.8 of the total.

Five cases were diagnosed in Harju County and two in Tallinn residents. There was also one new diagnosis each in Ida-Viru and Võru counties and one with no information in the population register. 

As of Friday morning, 31 people in Estonia are being treated in hospital but no patients are breathing with the aid of a ventilator.

One new patient was admitted during the last 24 hours. To date, 329 people have been discharged from hospital and 341 cases have been closed.

As of today, 1,610 people have recovered. Of these, 1,246 cases have been terminated (77.4 percent), 364 (22.6 percent) recorded a positive test 28 or more days ago.

So far 81,720 primary tests have been carried out in Estonia, of which 1,859 or 2.3 percent have been positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. 


More detailed statistics on corona tests can be viewed at koroonakaart in English, Russian or Estonian.


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Editor: Helen Wright

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