Health Board: Six new cases of coronavirus, total 1,865 ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

"Stay Healthy!" sign in Tallinn. Source: ERR/ Helen Wright

Six new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, the Health Board said on Saturday. Twenty-six people are being treated in hospital.

Over the past 24 hours, 1034 tests were analysed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which six or 0.6 percent showed positive results.

Based on data from the population register, four new positive tests were recorded in Ida-Viru County and two in Harju County. One of those was in Tallinn.

As of Saturday morning, 26 patients require hospitalisation in Estonia due to the coronavirus, there are no patients on ventilation. 334 persons have been discharged from hospitals and 346 disease cases have been closed.

So far, 1,622 persons have recovered from the disease. 1,257 (77.5 percent) of these cases have been closed and in the cases of 365 persons (22.5 percent), more than 28 days have passed from receiving a positive test result and they are not hospitalised.

No new deaths were registered over the 24-hour period. In total, the coronavirus has caused the deaths of 67 persons in Estonia.

A total of 82,748 first time tests have been carried out in Estonia, of which 1,865 or 2.3 percent have been positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

For more detailed statistics on coronavirus testing, please see www.koroonakaart.ee/en.

 

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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