Health Board: Three new cases of coronavirus diagnosed in last 24 hours ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Test samples.
Test samples. Source: ERR

Three new cases of coronavirus were reported in Estonia in the last 24 hours, the Health Board said on Friday. In total, 569 tests were analyzed.

Based on data from the population register, Ida-Viru County (Narva), Tartu County and Valga County recorded one new case each.

As of Friday morning, six patients are being treated in hospital. One is on ventilation. There were no deaths reported so the total remains at 69.

In total, 373 people have been discharged from hospitals and 386 disease cases have been closed. So far, 1,797 persons have recovered from the disease.

To date, 104,866 first time tests have been carried out in Estonia, of which 1,986 (1.9 percent) have been positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Additionally, the positive test result of Tartu County on June 25 has been canceled. 

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

Message from the Health Board:

The Health Board reminds everyone that 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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