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Coronavirus ward at North Estonia Medical Center (PERH) in Tallinn.
Coronavirus ward at North Estonia Medical Center (PERH) in Tallinn. Source: Aivar Kullamaa/PERH

Over the past 24 hours, 694 initial tests of the SARS-CoV-2 virus were analyzed in Estonia, with 0.6 percent or four people testing positive. One person suffering from the coronavirus died.

Data from the Population Register suggests all four people diagnosed live in Harju County, while three live in Tallinn.

As of Sunday morning, 31 patients require hospitalization in Estonia due to the coronavirus, there are no patients on ventilation.

An 83-year-old woman who had the coronavirus died in Pärnu Hospital. The virus has claimed a total of 68 lives in Estonia.

334 persons have been discharged from hospitals and 346 disease cases have been closed.

So far, 1,624 persons have recovered from the disease. 1,257 (77.4 percent) of cases have been closed and in the cases of 367 persons (22.6 percent), more than 28 days have passed from receiving a positive test result and they are not hospitalized.

A total of over 83,000 initial tests have been carried out in Estonia, of which 1,869 or 2.2 percent have been positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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

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 meters 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: Marcus Turovski

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