Coronavirus round-up: June 8-14 ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Hand sanitizer station at Tallinn's Balti Jaam Market.
Hand sanitizer station at Tallinn's Balti Jaam Market. Source: Priit Mürk/ERR

Last week, the number of new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnosed in Estonia was 35 - half as many as the week before. There were no deaths during the week for the first time since March.

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 8-14;
  • 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 in English, Russian and Estonian.

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 new diagnosed cases of COVID-19 fell to 35, the previous week 70 were diagnosed.

Thirty-five is the lowest number of positive tests recorded in a single week since the start of March. The week starting March 2, nine tests were positive but a week later the figure jumped to 191.

The Health Board said new cases diagnosed last week were related to the workplace or had spread within families. This was also given as the reason for the increase of cases the week before.

New cases by day for June 8-14: Last week, on most days, the number of new tests recorded was seven or below. On June 9, a total of 11 cases were reported but this was the highest number on any one day. On June 13, no cases were recorded anywhere in Estonia, which is only the second time this has occurred since the outbreak of coronavirus began in March. The first time this happened was on June 1.

There were no deaths recorded last week, which is the first week without a death since mid-March. The first death was recorded during the week starting on March 23 and there has been at least once death a week since then. This can be clearly seen on the graph titled "New COVID-19 cases, hospital discharges and deaths by week" below. Click the red and yellow dots below the graph to only show the deaths data more clearly.

New cases by county: Unsurprisingly, Harju County had the highest number of cases but, compared with the previous week, the number almost halved and fell from 46 to 26. Of these, 18 were diagnosed in Tallinn.

Ida-Viru County had the second highest number of cases at five, but new cases more than halved, falling from 12 the week before.

Tartu County recorded one new case last week - and increase from 0 the week before. But Saare, Pärnu and Võru counties reported no positive tests. At various stages of Estonia's coronavirus outbreak, all three have seen significant outbreaks of the disease.

One case was reported each in Rapla and Põlva counties, and another had no place data in the population register.

New cases compared with deaths and hospital releases: There was a decline in all three categories last week. Fewer cases, no deaths and five people were released from hospital compared to 16 the week before.

The number of patients receiving treatment in hospitals is continuing to decline and has been below 20 for almost the last two weeks. According to the Health Board's daily briefings, no patients have needed to use ventilators since May 27.

So far, 357 persons have been discharged from hospitals and 370 cases have been closed.

Positive and negative tests by week: The total number of tests performed last week was 6,018 which is roughly the same as the total for previous weeks. There has not been a big change in the number of tests carried out per week for the last month.

Deaths

Deaths by age and gender: There were no new deaths last week so the total stays at 69. The total number of men and women who have died due to COVID-19 is 32 and 37, respectively.

By county: No new deaths were recorded last week.

Coronavirus in Estonia highlights: June 8-14

  • Health Board reduces risk level in Estonia
  • Health Board: Avoid public transport where possible
  • Visitors from four EU countries must quarantine when entering Estonia (1)
  • Health Insurance Fund to cover uninsured people's COVID-19 treatment costs
  • 85 percent of coronavirus deaths in Estonia among people over 70
  • Tartu University study shows a wider spread of coronavirus than expected
  • Study: Young adults most mentally affected by coronavirus crisis
  • Rapid antibody tests used to check passengers at Tallinn Airport and port
  • More apartments for rent as landlords seek tenants instead of tourists
  • Tourism companies on Saaremaa preparing for difficult summer
  • Survey: Nearly 60 percent of firms have used state aid in COVID-19 crisis

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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Editor: Helen Wright

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