Coronavirus round-up: June 15-21

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Social distancing "Stay Healthy!" sign on Tallinn's Reidi Road. Source: Aron Urb/ Stenbock House

Last week, the number of new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnosed in Estonia was eight - a fall from 35 the previous week. There have been no deaths in the past two weeks.

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 15-21;
  • 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, 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.


New cases by week: Last week eight new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Estonia compared to 35 and 70 in the previous two weeks. This is the lowest number diagnosed in one week since the coronavirus outbreak started in March. In total, 10 cases were diagnosed but two were later cancelled.

New cases by day for June 15-21: Last week the highest number of cases diagnosed on a single day was three, on June 18. On three days zero cases were diagnosed, which is the first time there have been multiple days with no cases recorded in the same week. Data for Saturday and Sunday shows no new cases on two consecutive days.

This time last month there were approximately eight new cases reported each day.

There were no deaths recorded last week, which is the same as the previous week. The last death was reported on June 2.

New cases by county: As usual, the majority of new cases last week were diagnosed in Harju County, but the total number was only five. This is a significant decrease as 26 cases were diagnosed in the county the week before.

Two new cases were diagnosed in Ida-Viru County, a drop from six the week before. One new case was recorded in Tartu County which is the same as the previous week.

Two cases were reported in Põlva County last week but later cancelled.

No new cases were diagnosed in Saare, Võru or Pärnu county.

Click the colored dots below the graph to add and remove data from the graph.

New cases compared with deaths and hospital releases: Last week there were six new cases and no deaths. There were 13 people released from hospitals and the number of people being treated in hospital fell to eight from 18. While no patients were using ventilators the previous week, one patient is now.

There are estimated to be 42 active cases of coronavirus in Estonia.

Click the colored dots below the graph to add and remove data from the graph.

Positive and negative tests by week: The total number of tests was 6,584, which is similar to previous weeks.


Deaths by age and gender: There were no deaths last week so the total stays at 69. The last death was on June 2.

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 15-21 

  • Government: Sticking to 2+2 rule no longer required
  • Police to monitor Midsummer parties to prevent spread of coronavirus
  • Three countries added to quarantine list after rise in infection rates
  • Health Board chief Merike Jürilo resigns
  • Departing Health Board boss, minister explain their actions
  • Health Board not worried about new coronavirus outbreaks in China
  • SEB analyst: Estonia has done better in crisis than most of Europe 
  • Government hopes to find new head of Health Board before next wave of virus

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: [email protected] 


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Editor: Helen Wright

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