Health Board: One new case of coronavirus diagnosed in Ida-Viru County ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Coronavirus testing sign.
Coronavirus testing sign. Source: ERR

One new positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) was diagnosed in Estonia in the last 24 hours, The Heath Board said on Thursday. The total number of first-time tests carried out in Estonia has now passed 100,000.

Over the past 24 hours, 1,247 tests were analysed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which one, or 0.1 percent, recorded a positive result.

Based on data from the population register, the positive test was reported in Ida-Viru County, the last case reported in the county was on June 11.

As of Thursday morning, 12 patients are being treated in hospital - which is the same number as yesterday - and no patients are on ventilation.

Over the last 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, 362 persons have been discharged from hospitals and 375 cases have been closed.

To date 1,748 persons have recovered from the disease and there are estimated to be 87 active cases in Estonia.

A total of 100,395 first time tests have been carried out in Estonia, of which 1,977 (or 2.0 percent) have been positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

The positive test result from Põlva County on June 15 has been canceled, the Heath Board said.

For more detailed statistics on coronavirus testing, please see www.koroonakaart.ee/en.

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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