Heath Board: One new case of coronavirus reported ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Testing kit for the COVID-19 virus.
Testing kit for the COVID-19 virus. Source: Priit Mürk/ERR

Only one new case of coronavirus (COVID-19) was reported in the last 24 hours, the Health Board said on Tuesday. The positive test was recorded in Põlva County.

As on Tuesday morning, 15 patients are being treated in hospital in Estonia 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 persons in Estonia.

So far, 358 people have been discharged from hospital and 371 cases have been closed. To date, 1,728 persons have recovered from the disease.

A total of 97,702 first time tests have been carried out in Estonia, of which 1,975 (2 percent) have been positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

On Monday, one new case was diagnosed, also in Põlva County. To date the county has only had eight cases of coronavirus, two of which were diagnosed this week.

Detailed statistics on coronavirus testing in English, Russian and Estonian can be viewed on koroonakaart.

Message from the Health Board

The Health Board reminds 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.

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Editor: Helen Wright

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