Seven new cased of coronavirus (COVID-19) were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, the Health Board said on Tuesday. The majority of the cases were reported in Harju County.
Over the past 24 hours, 1,121 tests were analyzed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which seven, or 0.6 percent, showed positive results.
Based on data from the population register, five new positive tests were found in Harju County, and of those two were in Tallinn, one in Ida-Viru County and one in Tartu County.
As of Tuesday morning, 14 patients are being treated in hospital due to the coronavirus, there are no patients on ventilation. Over the 24-hour period no new COVID-19 linked death cases were reported.
In total, the coronavirus has caused the deaths of 69 people in Estonia.
352 persons have been discharged from hospitals and 365 disease cases have been closed.
To date 1,684 persons have recovered from the disease. 1,303, or 77.4 percent, of these cases have been closed and in the cases of 381 persons, or 22.6 percent, more than 28 days have passed since receiving a positive test result and they are not hospitalized.
A total of 91,734 first time tests have been carried out in Estonia, of which 1,947 or 2.1 percent have been positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Yesterday, one new case was reported.
For more detailed statistics on coronavirus testing, please see koroonakaart.
The Health Board is reminding 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 metres 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.
Editor: Helen Wright