Health Board: 21 new COVID-19 cases, four at same Tallinn food company

Coronavirus tests being analyzed in a lab.
Coronavirus tests being analyzed in a lab. Source: Ser Amantio di Nicolao/Wikimedia Commons

Twenty-one new COVID-19 cases have been found in Estonia in the past 24 hours, the Health Board (Terviseamet) reports. Several cases in Tallinn have been linked to the same food company.

Coronavirus facts as of June 6 (Source: Health Board):

  • 13 people require hospitalization as of Saturday morning. No COVID-19 patient is currently on a ventilator.
  • No deaths related to coronavirus were reported in the past 24 hours. The total number of deaths in Estonia linked to COVID-19 stands at 69.
  • 21 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours. According to population register data, 12 of these were in Harju County (in Tallinn), 5 were in Ida-Viru County, 3 were in Lääne County and 1 lacks data in the register, the Health Board says.
  • 89,412 coronavirus tests have been conducted in Estonia since January 31, with 2.2 percent (1,931) testing positive during that time.
  • 350 people with COVID-19 have been discharged from hospital to date. 362 hospital cases have been closed.
  • 1,675 people have been reported recovered from coronavirus, with 1,293 of these having their cases terminated, i.e. officially declared healthy. This means 77.2 percent of those who contracted COVID-19 in Estonia since the first case was reported in late February have recovered. Of these, of 382 people (22.8 percent of total cases), are more recent recoveries meaning over 28 days have passed since their positive test results and the individual is not hospitalized and is waiting for official recovery confirmation.
  • There are an estimated 110 active cases of coronavirus in Estonia at present.
  • 855 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, with 2.5 percent (21 cases) testing positive.

More detailed information is here.

Six of the Harju County new cases involved workplace infections, four of them at Lunden Food OÜ in Jõelähtme, near Tallinn, ERR's online news in Estonian reports.

As reported on ERR News on Friday, 10 cases of COVID-19 were found at one unnamed food company in Tallinn.

The positive cases found in Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru County were intra-family spreads, the Health Board says.

Editor: Andrew Whyte

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