Coronavirus round-up: June 1-7 ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

"Stay Healthy!" computer desktop at Tallinn's National Library. Source: Teet Malsroos / Eesti Rahvusraamatukogu

Last week, the number of new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnosed in Estonia was 70. The number of deaths fell, and patients continued to be released from hospital.

ERR News has rounded up the most important news and data about the coronavirus from the last week and put it in one place. We've also gone through the data and showed how the COVID-19 disease is spreading each week, rather than day-by-day.

This round-up is released every Monday, because the results for Sunday of the previous week are released on Monday morning, only making it possible to analyze the previous week's results after the data has been reported.

You can find the following graphs below:

  • New cases by day for June 1-7;
  • The total number of new cases diagnosed by week;
  • New cases by county by week;
  • New cases compared with deaths and hospital releases;
  • Total number of positive and negative tests by week;
  • Deaths by age group;
  • Deaths by county.

The data has been taken from the Health Board (Terviseamet), and we downloaded it from koroonakaart.ee, which shows the data released each day.

Our Coronavirus in Estonia: All you need to know guide also provides an overview of total cases by county, the daily rate of new cases, and includes a breakdown of all the restrictions so far. We update this page daily.

In the graphs below, you can add or take away data from the graphs by clicking the colored dots below. The data points are (mostly) dated with each Monday's date.

Overview

New cases by week: Last week, the number of cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnosed in Estonia was 70, an increase from 46 the previous week. This is the first time since the week starting April 27 that the total number of cases for the week has been over 50.

 

New cases by day for June 1-7: Last week saw the first day since March 8 when no new cases were diagnosed. However, on two days last week, 20 or more cases were diagnosed and on two days there were 10 cases. Throughout the month of May, generally, eight or fewer cases were diagnosed most days.

The highest number of cases on a single day was 21, on June 5, and the lowest was zero, on June 1.

The Health Board put the increase in cases down to the coronavirus spreading in families, sometimes when a person has returned from Finland, and in workplaces. On Friday, the Health Board said that 10 cases had been found at a food factory in Harju County and four the day after.

Ester Öpik, head of the Health Board's Northern Regional Department, said cases had been expected to rise after restrictions were loosened. But more worrying are individual cases whose cause can not be pinned on the recent lifting of restrictions.

New cases by county: The majority of cases, as with previous weeks, were mostly diagnosed in Harju County. In total, 46 were diagnosed across the county; 32 of those were in Tallinn residents.

Ida-Viru County had the second highest number of cases at 12. The week before, five cases were diagnosed in the country.

Pärnu Country had two new cases, and Tartu County one. Saare and Võru Counties reported zero cases.

COVID-19 was also reported in Viljandi (1), Valga (1), Lääne-Viru (4), and Lääne Counties.

New cases compared with deaths and hospital releases: New cases increased, but deaths and hospital discharges fell. Last week, 16 patients were discharged from the hospital, compared to 17 the week before. One death was reported.

Positive and negative tests by week: The number of primary tests undertaken in total in Estonia passed 90,000 this week. The total number of tests performed last week was 6,477, a decline from the week before but still the second highest number per week in the last month.

Deaths

By gender and age: Last week, one death was reported by the Health Board, compared to three the previous week. The person who died was a 74-year-old woman who was infected with COVID-19. She died at North Estonia Medical Center (PERH) on June 2.

The total number of men and women who have died due to COVID-19 is 32 and 37, respectively.

By county: One new death has been added in Harju County.

Coronavirus in Estonia: Highlights June 1-7

  • Health board regional chief: One-off COVID-19 cases the most concerning
  • Kuressaare hospital closes last coronavirus ward
  • Low infection rate may lead to 2+2 rule being lifted during summer
  • Study: Relaxation of coronavirus restrictions was justified
  • COVID-19 patients in Tallinn hospital shared rooms with other patients
  • Coronavirus deaths in Estonia slightly higher among women than men
  • Drive-through COVID-19 testing now also accessible on foot or bicycle
  • State to pay €50,000 to family of caregiver who died of coronavirus 
  • Estonia extends flight ban to high covid risk countries until June 21
  • Estonia borrows €1.5 billion in bonds
  • Mandatory quarantine for travelers from five EU/EEA countries from Monday

Note to readers

This is the first time any of us at ERR News have covered a crisis of this scale before. It's a learning curve for all of us. If we've made any mistakes, let us know. Feedback is welcome, as are suggestions for data we can show or stories we can tell. Email: helen.wright@err.ee

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