Health Board: 10 new coronavirus cases diagnosed ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Test samples.
Test samples. Source: ERR

Ten new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were diagnosed in Estonia in the last 24 hours, the Health Board said on Monday.

Between 7 a.m. June 3 and 7 a.m. June 4, a total of 1,027 tests were analyzed in Estonia with 10, or 1 percent, reporting a positive result.  

Eight of the tests were recorded in Hajru County, with six in Tallinn, and one each in Ida-Viru and Tartu counties.

As of Thursday morning, 20 people are being treated in hospital and no patients are breathing with the aid of ventilators. Yesterday, 19 people were receiving treatment in hospital.

No new deaths occured during the last day, in total the coronavirus has claimed the lives of 69 people in Estonia.

So far, 342 people have been sent home from hospital. As of today, 1,663 people have recovered. There are estimated to be 90 active cases.

The total number of cases is 1,890 or 2.2 percent of those tested.

On Wednesday, the Health Board announced there had also been 10 new cases of coronavirus diagnosed in the previous 24 hours. So far 20 new cases have been diagnosed this week. 

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Almost 7 percent of population has been tested

The Health Board said on Thursday almost 7 percent of people living in Estonia have been tested for coronavirus. The infection rate is still rising in three counties.

There is a downward trend in 14-day morbidity in most Estonian counties, while there is a growth trend in Harju, Ida-Viru and Pärnu counties.

In total, 87,457 primary tests have been performed in Estonia since January 31.

The largest share of positives tests compared to the population size have been recorded in Saare County at 12.5 percent, Võru County at 3.3 percent and Pärnu County at 2.6 percent.

More than 55 percent of those infected are women. The most cases have been diagnosed in people aged between 40-59 (38.6%).


Most coronavirus has been brought to Estonia from Austria

At the beginning of the outbreak when cases were imported to Estonia from abroad, the majority came from Austria, data from the Health Board shows.

The highest number are related to travelers returning from Austria (24.1%) and Italy (17.0%) and Finland (16.3%). 

The lastest cases to be introduced to the country are mostly related to travel in Sweden and Finland.

In total 7.5 percent of cases have come from abroad.


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Editor: Helen Wright

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