Health Board: No new cases of coronavirus diagnosed in last 24 hours

A hand disinfectant station.
A hand disinfectant station. Source: Kairit Leibold/ERR

No new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, the Health Board said on Tuesday morning. This is the first time since the start of March when no new cases have been reported in a 24 hour period.

Between 7 a.m. June 1 and 7 a.m. June 2, a total of 1,026 tests were analyzed and there were no positive results recorded.

The last time Estonia saw a day with no new cases was March 8, data shows.

As of Tuesday morning, 20 people are being treated in hospital due to the coronavirus, a decrease of six from Monday. No patients are using ventilators to breathe. There were no deaths during the past day so the total remains at 68. 

To date, 340 people have been discharged from hospital, 352 cases have been closed. There are estimated to be approximately 79 active cases across the country.

So far, 1,632 people have recovered from COVID-19. Of these, 1,260 cases have been terminated (77.2% percent), 372 (22.8 percent) received a positive test 28 or more days ago and are awaiting confirmation of recovery. 

A total of 85,176 primary tests have been carried out across Estonia and 1,870 or 2.2 percent have been positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.



To view more data in English, Russian or Estonian visit koroonakaart.

Lutsar: It's random

Speaking later in the day, Professor of virology and head of the COVID-19 Scientific Council Irja Lutsar said she was happy about the first day with no new reported cases in Estonia, but says it will not affect restrictions yet.

"We think it's random. If we look at what's happening around us, it's not like the virus has disappeared," she said, adding that across the world, except for a few island countries, new cases of the virus tend to fade for a few days and then reappear at some point.

Because Estonia has once again opened its borders to flights starting this week, there is a chance the number of cases will again jump for some time.

"We have mostly beaten it spreading in Estonia, but the danger that it will be brought in from somewhere else, still remains. Even though chances are low, someone can still bring it into the country," Lutsar said.


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