Three new cases of coronavirus confirmed in past 24 hours

Social distancing sign in Tartu.
Social distancing sign in Tartu. Source: Helen Wright/ERR

In the past 24 hours, a total of 666 initial SARS-CoV-2 virus tests were analyzed in Estonia, three, or 0.5 percent, of which came up positive.

According to population register data, three positive tests were in Harju County, two of which were in Tallinn. In two cases, infection spread from family member to family member; in the third, the virus had been brought in from abroad.

As of the morning of June 13, a total of 14 people are currently hospitalized with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), however not one patient is currently on a respirator.

No patients died due to the coronavirus in the past 24 hours. The virus' total death toll in Estonia remains at 69.

As of Saturday, 357 coronavirus patients have been discharged from the hospital, and 370 cases of COVID-19 illness closed.

A total of 1,705 people have recovered from the illness. Of these, the cases of 1,317 have been closed; in the case of 388 other patients, it has been more than 28 days since they tested positive for the virus and they are not currently hospitalized, meaning that they are awaiting confirmation of their recovery.

More than 95,000 coronavirus tests have been administered in Estonia thus far, 1,973 of which have come up positive.

The Health Board is reminding everyone that in order to help curb the spread of the virus, people should continue thoroughly washing their hands, remain at home if they are exhibiting symptoms of illness and maintain physical distance from others.


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Editor: Aili Vahtla

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